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Culture

Run or pass? In this football league, the fans decide.

The Fan Controlled Football league calls itself a video game brought to life. It's redefining the very nature of sports fandom.

By John Terhune

Culture

What do you want to dream about? Soon, you may be able to choose.

Dream engineering harnesses virtual reality and sensory cues — and could have helpful effects while we’re awake, too.

By Hannah Thomasy

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Cities+Nature

Did a legendary trout really ride the rails from California to Missouri?

Scientists use DNA to solve genetic puzzles in waters around the world. But in Crane Creek, the mystery got deeper.

By Matt Crossman

Culture

The pandemic saved the fast food industry

Burger King and McDonald’s deliver low-contact, standardized food. Fine dining is taking notes.

By Kara Baskin

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Humans+Robots

Your brain vs. artificial intelligence

To understand how AI works, you have to understand human cognition, and recognize the processes we take for granted.

Cities+Nature

See how your choices add up for the climate

When planning a wedding, taking a trip, or hosting a dinner party, which trade-offs are you willing to make to reduce your carbon footprint?

Society

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.