The Week

Jul 29

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New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles poster unwittingly contains 9/11 reference
The poster was released — and retracted — by Paramount’s Australia branch this morning

New Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles poster unwittingly contains 9/11 reference

The poster was released — and retracted — by Paramount’s Australia branch this morning

The science behind Captain America’s shield, The Hulk’s anger, and more
Could Thor’s hammer or Wolverine’s claws work in real life? Science has some possible explanation.

The science behind Captain America’s shield, The Hulk’s anger, and more

Could Thor’s hammer or Wolverine’s claws work in real life? Science has some possible explanation.

“All of this reinforces the fact that abortion opponents will have to make the procedure all but illegal before the legal abortion rate will fall dramatically. In economic terms, abortion is inelastic — unaffected by price. Unfortunately, what’s about to happen in Texas won’t just increase the cost, it will make abortions nearly impossible to obtain.” —

Why Texas’ abortion rates aren’t falling as quickly as everyone expected

It’s not the first time a barrage of anti-abortion legislation hasn’t had the desired effect

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Jul 28

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7 ideas from ancient thinkers that will improve your modern life
Science has validated many of the lessons ancient thinkers knew but could not prove

7 ideas from ancient thinkers that will improve your modern life

Science has validated many of the lessons ancient thinkers knew but could not prove

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Today’s best editorial cartoons

Today’s best editorial cartoons

“Here’s the thing about “real” bodies. We actually see them every day. Walk down the street. Go to a locker room. Or a beach. Real bodies are literally everywhere… [s]o these attempts aren’t about getting us to see more real bodies — they’re about getting us to engage in some communal affirmation that they are not only okay but also beautiful.” —

Face it, ladies: We can’t all be beautiful

There’s a scientific definition of beauty — and that’s a good thing

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“Even if hard drugs carry greater health risks than marijuana, rationally, we can’t ban them without comparing the harm from prohibition against the harms from drugs themselves. In a society that legalizes drugs, users face only the negatives of use. Under prohibition, they also risk arrest, fines, loss of professional licenses, and more.” —

Why all drugs should be legal

Yes, even heroin