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Culture

Cats helped build the internet. Now, the web is giving back.

“Mouse for Cats” gaming apps, ASMR, and YouTube videos of birds are looking for an audience that may or may not care.

By Eoin O'Carroll

Stories in Culture

Stories in Humans+Robots

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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

Inside

Culture

When modern life gets tough, I take refuge in history podcasts

The astonishing medicinal powers of obscure facts, obsessive professors, and droning BBC historians.

By Glenn McDonald

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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.

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.