Iran Orders Elite Troops: Lay Off U.S. Forces in IraqBy Eli LakeThe last time Iranian and American forces were in Iraq, the two sides quietly fought each other. Now Iran’s Quds Force officers in Iraq are purposely leaving the Americans alone.
Ebola Panic Is Worse Than the DiseaseBy Abby HagelageThe only epidemic in the U.S. is an outbreak of fear-mongering. Everybody panicking when they get the flu will stretch the emergency system to a breaking point.
Glaciers Lose 204 Billion Tons of Ice in Three YearsBy Matthew R. FrancisAntarctica is losing so much mass that it’s actually changing Earth’s gravity.
The Crazy Medieval Island of SarkBy Liza ForemanIt wasn’t until 2008 that a tiny dot in the Channel Islands gave up its feudal system…and then only formally. On Sark, horses and carts and feudal traditions still remain strong.
The Beautiful Newlywed Who Made the Right Change Its Mind on Physician-Assisted DeathBy Samantha AllenA terminally ill 29-year-old plans to die under Oregon’s Death with Dignity Act. Why she’s the perfect spokesperson to make the GOP and religious right change their minds on the issue.
How to Get Away With a Hollywood MurderBy Tim TeemanThe director William Desmond Taylor was shot dead, notoriously, in 1922. William J. Mann’s book Tinseltown names Taylor’s alleged killer, and brings ’20s Hollywood thrillingly to life.
The Truth About Female Orgasms: Look to the Clitoris, Not the VaginaBy Lizzie CrockerA new study claims the G-spot is nothing more than a ‘scientific fraud,’ and that the erogenous zone has ‘become the center of a multimillion dollar business.’