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Cities — But Not Their Citizens — Really Are Meaner

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Casey Neistat set up a camera and pretended to steal his own bike several times around New York City. Bystanders didn't intervene. In a recent piece for, Will Doig cites this as just one example in his argument that cities are meaner places to live.

Book Review: 'Garden Time,' W.S. Merwin

Our poetry reviewer, Tess Taylor, praises the most recent collection by W.S. Merwin called, Garden Time.

Dental Detectives: What Fossil Teeth Reveal About Ancestral Human Diets

From the thickness of tooth enamel to the molecular signatures on a tooth left behind by foods eaten by a human, fossil teeth hold many clues to the diets of our ancestors.

We've Seen This Election Before, In Classic Movies

It's life imitating art — election edition. A look at movies that have covered ground that's been well trod this campaign season, like A Face in the Crowd and The Lion in Winter and Ace in the Hole.

Researchers Build 'Nightmare Machine'

An MIT project rolled out just in time for Halloween uses artificial intelligence to generate horror images.

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