The Great Cicada Swarm

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Whether it’s meeting up with a possible CIA asset or breaking into a Snapchat thieving ring, these producers shed a little light on the mystery of their profession.


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The Great Cicada Swarm: What to Know About Brood X

Brood X cicadas are emerging after 17 years underground. Here’s what you need to know.


20 Years Later, Carmen: A Hip Hopera Is a Messy & Ridiculous Timeless Classic

On May 8, 2001, the baby-faced lead singer of the biggest girl group in the world made her film acting debut in MTV’s Carmen: A Hip Hopera in the titular role at 19 years old.


Goodwill Doesn’t Want Your Broken Toaster

Americans have been trained not to throw anything away but haven’t been schooled in how to get rid of items properly.


‘Heartbreak on Top Of Heartbreak’: California’s First Surgeon General Navigates the Pandemic

Dr. Nadine Burke Harris has become one of the nation’s most influential public health figures while guiding California’s efforts during the pandemic.


There’s a Better Way To Protect Yourself From Hackers and Identity Thieves

If you’re using texts for two-factor authentication, it’s time to change to an app. Here’s what you need to know.


The Secret Ingredient of Comfort Food? Struggle.

With pho, Spam, and Hoppin' John, pandemic baking joins a tradition.


The Emerging Movement for Police and Prison Abolition

Mariame Kaba, a New York City-based activist and organizer, is at the center of an effort to “build up another world.”


Finders, Keepers

Deep in southwest Arkansas is a state park that charges visitors $10 to search for gems that can be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars.


His Ship Vanished in the Arctic 176 Years Ago. DNA Has Offered a Clue.

For the first time, researchers have identified the remains of a sailor from the doomed 1845 Franklin expedition of the fabled Northwest Passage.


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