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When An Ancestry Test Tells You Your Dad isn't Your Dad

Secret adoptions, hidden affairs, and past relationships—all a DNA test away.
Mallory Locklear
4.7.17
healthcare

How Mongolia Became a Great Place To Die

It leads much wealthier nations in palliative care.
Andrew North
4.4.17
rights

How Anti-Choice Lawmakers Are Getting Around Roe v. Wade

Those 20-week abortion bans you keep hearing about are unconstitutional.
Sarika Chawla
4.3.17
is this real life?

Episode 2: That Time I Was Diagnosed With Cancer Right After My 33rd Birthday

It was a time alright.
Lindsay Jean Thomson
3.31.17
evolution

Evolution, Creationism, and the Great Appendix Debate

One of the human body's most mysterious organs is fueling the anti-evolution fire.
Shayla Love
3.31.17
Doctor's Note

ER Doctors Are Bringing Patients Back From the Dead

Using a machine from the 1950s.
Darragh O’Carroll, MD
3.30.17
suicide

Are Dentists Really More Prone to Suicide?

"You're in a career where nobody wants to see you and you're the last place they want to come back to and it's depressing."
Elizabeth Brown
3.28.17
survival guide

The Deadliest Microbe in History Is Still Looming in the US

A third of all humans have tuberculosis. So why is so little being done?
Leah Rosenbaum
3.24.17
Hospital Confessions

Terror, Shipwreck, Guns: 24 Hours in a Karachi Ambulance

Who would risk their safety to tend to the injured in a city caught between poverty and violence?
Samira Shackle
3.21.17
They're Reversible After All

Are Vasectomies the New Condom?

More men are choosing to get snipped (and they're doing it in March so they can watch basketball while they recover). Welcome to Vas Madness.
Lisa Marshall
3.20.17
is this real life?

Episode 1: I'm a Ticking Time Bomb

It doesn't look like a cyst because it isn't a cyst.
Lindsay Jean Thomson
3.20.17
mental health

You Won't Find Happiness Without Deep, Dark Sadness

Don't believe anyone who says the secret is eight hugs a day.
Eric Spitznagel
3.10.17