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Which birds are the biggest jerks at the feeder? A massive data analysis reveals the answer.
According to an analysis of almost 100,000 bird interactions, big birds like crows are the kings and queens of the feeder, but scrappy mockingbirds and woodpeckers punch above their weight. Doves do not.
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Why Are Blue-Collar Americans Dying of Despair?
A Q&A with economists Ann Case and Angus Deaton on how disappearing low-wage jobs and the decline of family life fueled the opioid epidemic — and why politicians are still failing working-class Americans.  
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Kominers’s Conundrums: Meet Me in the Metaverse — If You Can
A grumpy AI named Marvin holds the keys to your trip. Can you hack him?
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Seoul wants to build a metaverse. A virtual New Year’s Eve ceremony will kick it off.
But designers still aren’t sure what these virtual worlds may ultimately look like.
An American Secession? It’s Not That Far-Fetched
Texit. The new California republic. Polls in the U.S. show strong support for splitting the nation along blue-red lines.
New Covid Variant Puts Pressure on OPEC Oil Producers
President Biden’s decision to release emergency stockpiles also adds to the pile of complications for the group.
The Difference Between Playboy’s ‘Rabbitars’ and Warhol’s Soup Cans
Campbell’s was perfectly happy to have an artist immortalize its brand.
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Omicron: Keep Calm and Carry on Vaccinating
There’s been swift, early warning about the new variant but that only means there’s still a lot of work to be done.
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Will This Franco-Italian Bromance Save Europe?
Macron and Draghi try to move EU integration forward with a friendship treaty. But there are obstacles ahead.
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Biden’s Summit For Democracy Mustn’t Just Be Blah Blah Blah
Democracy is in decline across the world. But what can the U.S. president actually do about that?
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