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THE FAT DRUG

This cover story was was the #1 most-emailed and most-Tweeted story in the NY Times for a couple of days. >>>

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THE CYBORG IN US ALL

In one New York hospital, patients are living in the world of the future, issuing commands with their thoughts. >>>

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BIG SPONGE ON CAMPUS

What’s it like to live in a dorm that’s modeled on a sea sponge? >>>

THE STRONGEST WOMAN IN THE WORLD

Charyl Haworth, 19, can out-weightlift any woman alive. Her best friend, Ethan, dreams of becoming the Pope. >>>

THE ALTERNATIVE ALTERNATIVE FUEL

Alternative fuel is as close as the nearest blender. >>>

THE BALLAD OF CONOR OBERST

How an indie-rock prodigy is speaking for Generation 9/11. >>>

NECESSITY IS THE MOTHER OF INVENTION

Amy Smith invents machines for poor people in developing nations: her creations cost pennies and use little or no electricity. >>>

A SPACE FOR US

I wrote a piece for the New York Times Book Review about literary fetishists on MySpace. >>>

THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW

WILLIAM GIBSON’S FUTURE IS NOW

Cover story about the legendary sci-fi writer. >>>

BOSTON MAGAZINE

THE JOY LOCK CLUB

Schuyler Towne can pick a lock faster than just about anyone. Now he’s planning to break into the big time. >>>

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DESERT SAINT

Gordon Sato is not your typical retiree. Instead of taking up golf, he’s decided to change the ecosystem of an entire African nation. >>>

1 ROOM, 3000 BRAINS

At the Harvard Brain Bank, researchers are trying to make sense of madness. >>>

BIRD BRAIN

Meet Alex, just maybe the smartest bird on the planet. And one with a star complex, too. >>>

THE MYSTIC MECHANIC

Inspired by an Islamic revelation, he built a 12-foot-high “Sense of Unity Machine.” He stores it in the back of his Cambridge auto shop. >>>

HE WANTS TO BE YOUR TYRANT

Yup. His name really is Vermin Supreme. He wears a boot on his head. And he wants your vote. >>>

INDEPENDENCE DAYS

When the writer was a child, her mother defied the calendar, rescheduling holidays for the convenience of the family. >>>

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BRAIN-O-MATIC

Can a jolt from a nine-volt battery make you smarter? Happier? Medical researchers revive a discarded technology and set the stage for the ‘brain pod’ >>>


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