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When a marathon isn’t extreme enough, run backwards

Or dressed as a candy bar, or with a pineapple on your head. Meet the wave of runners aiming for a different kind of record.

By Ryan Lenora Brown

Culture + Society


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Event Horizon

Event Horizon

Is time travel possible?

Forward, yes. But forget about going back.

By Glenn McDonald

Humans + Robots

Cities + Nature


Skiing has a diversity problem. Indoor slopes could be the answer.

In a mall a few miles from Manhattan, underprivileged kids are finding hills, gear, and a chance to get hooked.

By Kade Krichko

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Your brain vs. artificial intelligence

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

Is your dating app spying on you? Take this quiz.

By Schuyler Velasco and Ceci Menchetti


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.