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Pacific Standard

Friends with Benefits

Psychologists, sociologists, and neuroscientists like Facebook — and Facebook likes them back.

The Odds on My Baby

The numbers my husband and I don’t talk about any more are those that defined him before he was born.

The Gastronauts

NASA attempts to conquer one of the great challenges of space travel: menu fatigue.

Why Do You Hoard?

Most of us have a friend, a relative, or a neighbor who seems to pack his or her home with unnecessary stuff. Researchers are just beginning to understand why.

Speak, Memory

How technology and the science of recall are finally helping us learn other languages.

The Whale Wrangler

The world’s largest animals get snarled in every kind of sea gear that has rope — mooring lines, gillnets, shrimp pots, anchors. Scott Landry figures out how to wrestle them free.

Let My People Surf… and Eat Salmon Jerky

Patagonia founder Yvon Chouinard almost became a food guru instead of an outdoor gear guru, but as his new enterprise shows, he’s never given up on changing how the world eats.