Kristen French

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    A Tiny Insect with Extraordinary Piss

    The sharpshooter catapults its urine at high speed.

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    Has Psychiatry Lost Touch With Individuals?

    An argument for emphasis on subjective experience.

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    The Animals That Turn Bodily Fluids into Weapons

    Four explosive tales of blood, spit, and venom.

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    Everything in Its Right Place

    When a misplaced sense of familiarity gives rise to delusions of place.

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    The Speediest Creatures on Earth

    How tiny one-celled protists pull off their strange and marvelous feats.

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    Inside an Exploded Star

    Cassiopeia A gets a close-up.

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    What Makes a Narcissist?

    Ambition is not the problem.

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    Evolution Led Humans into a Trap

    The cultural forces that fueled our success now threaten to end it.

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    History’s Five Best Body Part Stories

    Charles I’s neck bone, Queen Victoria’s armpit, and other fabulously gruesome medical tales.

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    Our National Parks in the Quiet of the Pandemic

    While everybody else seemed to be making sourdough bread, 70-year-old photographer Andy Katz hit the road to capture “America’s greatest idea” in a new light.