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To get across Hanoi, you have to go with the flow

What crossing the street in Vietnam's capital has in common with physics and thermal convection

By John Fox


Cornhole (yes, cornhole) is going pro

Born in Europe — or maybe China — this simple game took hold in the American Midwest. Now, it’s aiming for the Olympics.

By Glenn McDonald

Red, white, blue, and black

By Rochaun Meadows-Fernandez

Kick the doors open

By Joan Anderman

Stories in I Tried It

I Tried It: Ghost hunting

By Alison Stevenson

I Tried It: Sensory deprivation tank

By Allen Strickland Williams


Here comes the bride — and 150 cellphones

In the debate over where devices belong, weddings are the last frontier

By Alix Strauss

Stories in Ideas

Stories in Career Day

First Person

The grownup who vapes

I don’t want my teenage son to see me vaping. But I really don’t want him to see me smoking cigarettes.

By Glenn McDonald

The (old) new hire

By Schuyler Velasco

First Person

Pulling the trigger

I always hated guns. Then I learned to shoot one.

By Tracy Hahn-Burkett

First Person

This is what it’s like to ski the half pipe

Olympic skier Annalisa Drew walks us through her routine, flips and all.

Stories in First Person

‘A mirror made out of sound’

By Thea Breite, Nicholas Pfosi, and Sofia Adams


What would you do? Take an immigrant’s journey.

Here are eight immigrant stories, told through composite characters but based on real laws and historically documented scenarios. Follow their paths, and see how you would respond to the choices they faced.