Reading Time: 5 minutes There have been many near misses involving nukes that could easily have started World War III. Here are some hair-raising stories — the ones we know about.
Reading Time: < 1 minute Alejandro Aravena, winner of the prestigious 2016 Pritzker Prize, explains his exciting solution to the housing problem: “participatory design.”
Reading Time: 18 minutes John West was asked separately by both his parents to help them end their lives. His story tells us a lot about the moral questions surrounding assisted suicide and why it is such a hard topic for families to discuss.
Reading Time: 10 minutes Some banks have had to pay impressive-sounding fines, but the executives that plunged the world economy into chaos have largely escaped any sort of punishment.
Reading Time: 8 minutes Shortly after Hillary Clinton won the New York primary, the theory emerged that a Manhattan real estate deal could be tied to the purging of tens of thousands of Democratic voters from the rolls. We looked into the allegations and here is what we found.
Reading Time: 24 minutes How might the world be today had Bobby Kennedy lived? And who was behind his death? Paul Schrade, one of his closest confidants, who was also shot that night, looks back.
Reading Time: < 1 minute At a secret meeting at Harvard last month, 150 scientists discussed what it would take to create a synthetic human genome — a key step in a controversial initiative.
Reading Time: 7 minutes In late May, hundreds marched down Broadway to protest against Monsanto, which the marchers decried as a serial creator of toxic agricultural products, with as much corrupting influence over their government as Goldman Sachs.
Reading Time: 14 minutes This late-90s article by future WhoWhatWhy founder Russ Baker, on how a CIA experiment ruined a man’s life, was commissioned by The New York Times Magazine — which then declined to run it. Not published in the United States at the time, it ran in major publications around the world, and, later, on WhoWhatWhy. It is still explosive, and we thought it worth republishing.
Reading Time: 8 minutes Can one of the Administration’s top officials — the person who defends its trade secrets — also serve as its “Transparency Officer?” Openness advocates don’t think so.