- Jan 1 201721 minutes
Tim Ferriss: If You're Not Happy With What You Have, You Might Never Be Happy
Self-improvement master Tim Ferriss has a surprising message for those who keep searching for something better: You have to know when to stop.
- Dec 12 20165 minutes
Global Conflicts To Watch In 2017
The greatest unknown for U.S. interests in the world might be the United States itself.
- Nov 28 20164 minutes
A Serial Killer In South Carolina
After Kala Brown is rescued from being chained inside a storage container for 2 months, police uncover at least 3 bodies nearby—and her murderous captor’s chilling secrets
- Dec 27 201613 minutes
‘What The Russians Did Was Utterly Unprecedented’
The top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee criticizes Donald Trump, and the leader and members of his own party, for mishandling a “grave danger” to the republic.
- Oct 31 20161 minute
The Social Cost of Solitary Confinement
ACCORDING TO ESTIMATES FROM FEDERAL agencies, there are tens of thousands of prisoners in solitary confinement—put there not by judges or juries but at the discretion of prison administrators. Often the conditions are extreme: one California prisoner
- Aug 22 20161 minute
Walmart’s DIY Plan To Fight Petty Theft
THE WALMART SUPERCENTER IN CAMDEN, S.C., is a 24/7 retail oasis and the only place many nearby residents can go for basic necessities. It’s also the most frequented stop for local police. In the first six months of 2016, 14% of the city’s law-enforce
- Jan 2 20171 minute
Could A Cable Repair Ticket Help Solve A 36-Year-Old Murder?
JOHNNY DODD THE DETAILS • 21-year-old Tracey Neilson was murdered on Jan. 5, 1981 • No one has been arrested in connection with her death • Police want the public’s help in solving the case THE APARTMENT WAS eerily quiet when Jeff Neilson return
- Jan 9 20177 minutes
All Of Human Knowledge Buried In A Salt Mine
Fearful of digital decay, a ceramicist wants to return data storage to a more lasting medium: clay.
- Dec 12 20161 minute
Timeline: A Doctor’s Lethal Plan
JUNE 2001 Dr. William Hunter and Dr. Roger Brumback fire Garcia from the pathology residency program at Creighton University School of Medicine after he tries to interfere with a colleague who is taking a medical license exam. FEB. 26, 2008 Garcia
- Oct 3 20162 minutes
Don’t Pardon Edward Snowden
He performed a service by revealing NSA methods but should still face a jury
- Jan 1 20175 minutes
Should Your Let Your Clients (Or Your Staff) See Your Financials?
Radical financial transparency can help -- and hurt -- your business
- Aug 8 20161 minute
That ’70s Saga
LILY ROTHMAN A FEW DAYS AFTER BEING KIDNAPPED, IN February 1974, Patricia Hearst recorded a message to her family from the closet where she was held. “Today is Friday the eighth,” she said, “and in Kuwait, the commandos negotiated the release of the
- Aug 22 20161 minute
The JonBenet Ramsey Case: A Timeline
The little girl’s shocking murder stunned the nation—and led investigators through nearly two decades of twists and suspects
- Oct 24 20162 minutes
4 Steps For The Next President
Racism should be a core concern for all Americans, in every area of our lives. Implicit bias—our subconscious associations of race—permeates everything that we do. And we must pursue systemic accountability to fix it. The next President must apply th
- Dec 6 20164 minutes
What Will It Take To Convict A Police Officer For Shooting An Unarmed Man?
In two high-profile trials—those of Officers Michael Slager and Ray Tensing—juries declined to hold cops accountable for taking the lives of civilians.
- Jul 18 20162 minutes
The Martha Moxley Murder Case New Twist in a Kennedy Scandal
IN A SHOCKING NEW BOOK, ROBERT F. KENNEDY JR. SEEKS TO CLEAR HIS COUSIN MICHAEL SKAKEL, WHO SPENT 11 YEARS IN PRISON, FOR THE 1975 MURDER OF A CONNECTICUT TEENAGER
- Jan 6 20173 minutes
Why Do Humans Still Have A Gene That Increases The Risk Of Alzheimer's?
Despite its dangers, the gene appears to protect the brain from parasites.
- Aug 29 20161 minute
Why Body-Cam Footage Stays Unseen
ON AUG. 13, A POLICE BODY camera in Milwaukee captured the fatal shooting of Sylville Smith, 23, a black man who officials say was fleeing police while armed—something they say is clear in the video. In the immediate aftermath, the public had to take
- Oct 10 20162 minutes
Until Death Do Us Part
More than 5 decades after his first wife’s death, Felix Vail is convicted of her murder—and suspected in the disappearances of other women in his life
- Nov 7 20165 minutes
Horror on the Beach
The bodies of at least 10 victims have been found on New York’s Gilgo Beach. Are they connected? Now the FBI has joined the hunt in hopes of bringing a sadistic killer to justice
- Oct 31 20162 minutes
The Birth of a Nation actor on sexual assault, raising black sons and moving to Chicago with her NBA-star husband
- Dec 14 20166 minutes
Rex Tillerson's Corporate Real Politik
How one deal in Iraq from Tillerson's past could complicate his future
- Oct 3 20162 minutes
What a Terrorist Acting Alone Says About the Loyalty of U.S. Muslims
A WEEKEND THAT BEGAN WITH THREE bombs in New York and New Jersey, plus a knife attack at a Minnesota mall, ended with a far more encouraging sight on Monday morning: the burly figure of Ahmad Khan Rahami, huddling against the elements in the entrance
- Dec 9 20163 minutes
Online 'Sextortion' Is On The Rise
Sextortionists are hacking accounts and threatening blackmail victims for more.
- Sep 18 201623 minutes
This Is New York in the Not-so-Distant Future
Even locals who believe climate change is real have a hard time grasping that their city will almost certainly be flooded beyond recognition.
- Aug 29 20165 minutes
MORE THAN 50 YEARS AFTER IRENE GARZA WAS VICIOUSLY RAPED AND KILLED, HER PRIEST JOHN FEIT IS ARRESTED FOR HER MURDER
- Dec 14 20165 minutes
The Psychology Of White-Collar Criminals
A researcher reflects on conversations with nearly 50 convicted executives about why they did what they did.
- Aug 29 20161 minute
A Conviction Overturned
More than 9 years after Brendan Dassey was sent to prison for the murder of Teresa Halbach, a judge rules his confession was ‘involuntary’ and his lawyer ‘indefensible.’ Will he go free?
- Dec 13 20161 minute
The Ordinary Perpetrators And Victims In The Boko Haram Kidnappings
Helon Habila’s new book recounts the horror and revives the call to take notice.
- Dec 23 20166 minutes
A Silver Lining To A Possible Terror Attack
Rezai Karim was attacked in Roanoke, Virginia. He had work authorization under DACA, a program Donald Trump could end.