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  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. How and Why to Cultivate an Evil Laugh

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

  4. I pulled a 1,500-year-old sword out of a lake

    People are saying I am the queen of Sweden because of the legend of King Arthur

  5. "We should think very seriously about what a bed is today" says Beatriz Colomi…

    Architectural historian Beatriz Colomina wants to know what people get up to in bed – it will affect the way we design cities in the future, she says.

  6. The white supremacist symbols hiding in plain sight

    Renowned illustrator Mirko Ilić says that logo designers should raise awareness about such hateful marks.

  7. A robot walks into a bar...

    Have you heard the one about the AI who wanted to be a comedian? Chris Stokel-Walker meets the machines trying to raise a smile

  8. The untold story of the vegetable peeler that changed the world

    Smart Design’s Davin Stowell shares the origin story of the OXO Swivel, one of the great icons of 20th-century industrial design.

  9. The Coders Programming Themselves Out of a Job

    When workers automate their own duties, who should reap the benefits?

  10. Climate Change Is Forcing Trees to Move Northwest

    Climate change only explains at least 20 percent of the movement.