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A Better Brew

The rise of extreme beer.<p>Elephants, like many of us, enjoy a good malted beverage when they can get it. At least twice in the past ten years, herds in India have stumbled upon barrels of rice beer, drained them with their trunks, and gone on drunken rampages. (The first time, they trampled four …

An “ungodly stupid” get-rich scheme: The real border security story

With two wars ending, the “defense” industry sets its sights on its next chance to hit pay dirt: The U.S. border<p>Last week, John McCain gleefully announced that the Senate immigration bill would result in the “most militarized border since the fall of the Berlin Wall.” Indeed, an amendment authored …

Up And Then Down

The lives of elevators.<p>The longest smoke break of Nicholas White’s life began at around eleven o’clock on a Friday night in October, 1999. White, a thirty-four-year-old production manager at <i>Business Week</i>, working late on a special supplement, had just watched the Braves beat the Mets on a …

Does gender matter when it comes to sexual consent?

A teen is jailed and registered as a sex offender for having sex with a female peer while “pretending” to be a boy<p>The young relationship started as so many do these days -- online. Thirteen-year-old “Scott” and 12-year-old “M” developed a friendship that over the course of three years and many …