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9.23.19

This Is Exactly What Will Happen After the Last Fish in the Ocean Dies

The devastation of the vast majority of the world's marine life is much closer than we think.

9.23.19

We Meet the People Burning Down Indonesia’s Forests

Hundreds of individuals directly contribute to the fires engulfing Indonesia’s forests, causing the haze that has enveloped parts of Southeast Asia. But why isn’t the government going after the corporations that hired them?

9.18.19

We Visited Indonesia’s Giant Community-Destroying Oil Spill

Ordinary citizens worry about how to survive a disaster caused by Indonesia’s largest oil company.

9.13.19

In 2003, a Farmer Killed Himself to Protest Globalization. Little Has Changed

For years, farmers have said free trade policies have harmed them. Will the world finally start listening?

9.12.19

Sex Workers Make Great Therapists – But They're Locked Out of the Job

People in sex work say that the two roles have huge amounts of overlap, but they're shunned by the therapy profession.

9.3.19

Porn Doesn't Suffer from a 'Piracy Problem', It Actively Relies Upon It

Free sites like PornHub and YouPorn depend entirely on content stolen from performers and sex workers. But can anything be done about it?

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8.17.19

The Story of the Very First Thing Securely Sold on the Internet

25 years ago, a college kid named Dan Kohn had the novel idea to let people buy things online. The first thing he ever sold was a Sting solo album.

8.5.19

How a Group Of Gamers Tracked Down a Quadruple Murder Suspect

When one of their friends said he killed three people and was about to kill another, the members of a gaming forum sprung into action. But they were faced with a terrible situation—the clock was ticking and they had no idea where the alleged killer was.

7.17.19

The Terrifying True Story of How 'The Blair Witch Project' Was Made

On its 20th anniversary, we talk to the filmmakers and actors behind the phenomenon that inspired the DIY horror genre.

7.17.19

The Unstoppable Rise of YouTube's Child Make-Up Artists

A generation of kids are racking up huge follower counts and making big money with their beauty videos – and infuriating older MUAs in the process.

7.12.19

'Climate Despair' Is Making People Give Up on Life

"It's super painful to be a human being right now at this point in history."

7.11.19

The Tattoo Industry Doesn't Have to Be Dominated By Straight White Men

Instagram has allowed women and people of colour in the UK and US to build alternative routes into a career that has traditionally excluded them.

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