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Mississippi Will Test Teen Moms' Babies For Statutory Rape Evidence

A creative new use of DNA testing<p>The state of Mississippi plans to collect umbilical cord blood from the babies of certain mothers age 16 or younger. The blood will go into storage, should it ever be needed as evidence in a statutory rape case, Reuters reports.<p>In the American state with the highest …

FYI: Are People Born With A Tolerance For Spicy Food?

Or is it an acquired taste?<p>Spice tolerance: Is it nature or nurture? As with most things, it's a little bit of both.<p>To really understand how spice tolerance works, you have to know the basics of taste perception. "What people call taste is actually flavor," explains Dr. Bruce Bryant of the Monell …

New, simple theory may explain mysterious dark matter

This proposal, which endows dark matter particles with a rare form of electromagnetism, has been strengthened by a detailed analysis performed by a …

The spy who loved staying within the strict parameters of UK statutes

William Hague made a statement to the Commons about the Guardian revelations on the US Prism programme, and the suggestion that our own intelligence …

Beyond recognition: the incredible story of a face transplant

For Carmen Tarleton, the day started out normally enough. Tarleton, 45, had errands to run, a piano lesson to get to, a house to tidy. Tomorrow was Valentine’s Day, and for the first time in a long time — the first time since the attack five years earlier — she looked forward to spending it with a …

When The Beautiful Game Turns Ugly

A journey into the world of Italy's racist soccer thugs.<p>VERONA, Italy -- Right up until he started quoting Hitler and dropping N-bombs, my new friend …

Atomic Bomb Fallout Helps Solve Brain Mystery

The mushroom clouds produced by more than 500 nuclear bomb tests during the Cold War may have had a silver lining, after all. More than 50 years …

What Game of Thrones Season 3 Did Better — And Worse — Than the Book | WIRED

The third season of <i>Game of Thrones</i> is over, and looking back over the last ten episode, it wasn't just the strongest season of the show so far; it …

Video: Cloaking Device Makes a Cat Disappear

Author: Nadia Drake. Nadia Drake Science<p>Date of Publication: 06.10.13.<p>Time of Publication: 2:33 pm. 2:33 pm<p>We wish to inform you that we have …

NBA Finals Shootaround: Blinded by Science

<i>So much amazing is happening, and the Shootaround crew is here to help you keep track of it all. You’ll find takes on moments you might’ve missed</i> …

NBA Finals Shootaround: Miami Bass

<i>So much amazing is happening, and the Shootaround crew is here to help you keep track of it all. You’ll find takes on moments you might’ve missed</i> …

Rafa vs. Everybody

What did Rafael Nadal prove by winning his eighth French Open? Everything and nothing at the same time.<p>And so, with one last involuntary facial …

Game of Thrones Season 3, Episode 10: Family Business

Any series built around the outsize talents of Peter Dinklage can’t be accused of ignoring the little people. And yet, in its devotion to the …

My Dinner With Ali

<i>Adapted from the original, which was published in 1989 in the</i> Louisville Courier-Journal Magazine<i>. Footnotes from the author (as told to Tommy</i> …

Change the World

Silicon Valley transfers its slogans—and its money—to the realm of politics.<p>In 1978, the year that I graduated from high school, in Palo Alto, the name Silicon Valley was not in use beyond a small group of tech cognoscenti. Apple Computer had incorporated the previous year, releasing the first …

Our Orgiastic Future | Jack Hitt

Audio brought to you by curio.io, a <i>Lapham’s Quarterly</i> partner<p><b>P</b>recisely when the ancient primates who preceded us <i>Homo sapiens</i> actually turned the …

Edward Snowden Is No Hero

Edward Snowden, a twenty-nine-year-old former C.I.A. employee and current government contractor, has leaked news of National Security Agency programs that collect vast amounts of information about the telephone calls made by millions of Americans, as well as e-mails and other files of foreign …

Why Edward Snowden Is a Hero

Is Edward Snowden, the twenty-nine-year-old N.S.A. whistle-blower who was last said to be hiding in Hong Kong awaiting his fate, a hero or a traitor? He is a hero. (My colleague Jeffrey Toobin disagrees.) In revealing the colossal scale of the U.S. government’s eavesdropping on Americans and other …

How an Exploding Comet Might Have Forged Life on Earth

Scientists are reasonably certain that life on Earth began between three and a half and four billion years ago, when complex, nonliving organic molecules assembled themselves into some sort of nucleic acid, primitive virus, or rudimentary cell. Then they began to evolve.<p>Exactly how that happened is …

There Be Dragons: The Finale of “Game of Thrones”

After last week’s traumatizing Red Wedding episode of HBO’s “Game of Thrones,” in which several of our favorite characters were sliced up in a banquet hall, last night’s season finale—excepting the ongoing tale of Theon Greyjoy, whose penis was being messengered across the country while the rest of …

The Heat’s Forgotten Man Steps Up

Over the past week, the world has learned three things about the Miami Heat: they play much better when Dwyane Wade gets into the paint; they are not very good at winning close games (but still very good at winning); and their newest, most fashionable fan, Justin Bieber, has forcefully stolen the …

Tim Tebow Lands in New England

The New England Patriots have not won a Super Bowl since 2004. The organization is in complete disarray, and now, finally, Pats fans can admit the problem: Tom Brady, a quarterback who barely got to play at Michigan, missed his chance to be forged in the wondrous tradition of the college game, and …