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  1. The Year-Long, Undercover Plot To Blow Up EVE Online's Most Notorious Space Station

    In theory, anything can happen in EVE Online, but some things are considered impossible. Well, last month, one of the “impossible” things happened: The destruction of the game’s first-ever Keepstar battlestation, which was kept in a wormhole. Of course, it took 11 months of meticulous planning.

    kotaku.com
  2. The History of Blood

    For centuries, curiosity about the mystical and biological functions of blood has fuelled both dangerous misunderstandings and revolutionary discoveries.

    newyorker.com
  3. The Fermi Paradox

    The Fermi Paradox: There should be 100,000 intelligent alien civilizations in our galaxy — so why haven’t we found any of them?

    waitbutwhy.com
  4. The Mixed-Up Brothers of Bogotá

    After a hospital error, two pairs of Colombian identical twins were raised as two pairs of fraternal twins. This is the story of how they found one another — and of what happened next.

    nytimes.com
  5. Self-driving car dilemmas reveal that moral choices are not universal

    Survey maps global variations in ethics for programming autonomous vehicles.

    nature.com
  6. How Does a Museum Buy an Artwork That Doesn’t Physically Exist?

    The Hirshhorn Museum’s purchase of a piece by Tino Sehgal reveals a different kind of acquisition process.

    nytimes.com
  7. How Black Flag, Bad Brains, and More Took Back Their Scene from White Supremacists

    Every hardcore band you loved in the ’80s and beyond, from Black Flag to Minutemen to Fugazi, had one unfortunate thing in common: Nazi skinheads occasionally stormed their concerts, stomped their fans, gave Hitler salutes in lieu of applauding, and generally turned a communal experience into one full of hatred and conflict.

    cvltnation.com
  8. You buy a purse at Walmart. There’s a note inside from a "Chinese prisoner."

    Tracing a mysterious message across the world to understand how what we buy is made.

    vox.com
  9. Why You Can’t Stop Looking at Other People’s Screens

    You’re not a creep, though you are a thief. You’re also a human.

    nytimes.com
  10. How and Why to Cultivate an Evil Laugh

    It needs to be helpless, robust, and appropriately timed.

    thecut.com