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Reader staffers share stories that fascinate, amuse, or inspire us.
Hey, did you read:
• About the novelist who died just before her first published book hit the best-seller list? —Aimee Levitt
• This essay arguing that the increase in mental illness has a lot to do with an increasingly alienating social order? —Tony Adler
• About the test-tube burger, which, according to scientists, should be supermarket-ready within five to ten years? —Kevin Warwick
• About the ubiquity of parasites? ("Parasitism is the most popular lifestyle on Earth. . . . For humans alone, there are more than 100 host-specific parasites.") —Kate Schmidt
• About the disturbing new history of the Vietnam war that argues that the My Lai massacre was not an anomaly but standard operating procedure for U.S. troops? —Aimee Levitt
• That the state of South Dakota is moving forward with a program to train teachers and staff to carry guns in schools? —Mick Dumke
• These angry letters children wrote to Neil deGrasse Tyson about Pluto being downgraded? —Gwynedd Stuart