Deputy Editor Ryan Jacobs joined Pacific Standard from The Atlantic, where he covered international affairs and crime for the magazine’s Global channel. Before that, he reported for Mother Jones, Bay Citizen (RIP), Sierra, the Point Reyes Light, and the Chicago Reporter. He is writing a book about crime in the truffle industry for the Clarkson Potter imprint of Penguin Random House.
In the wake of Donald Trump’s election, the future of the EPA is uncertain.
But new research insights about the power of the Ventura Fault might change that, along with the risks for many other structures along the Southern California coast.
How unusual names, under certain circumstances, can lead to success.
Instead, hand them over in silence. Or, market them as the most delicious snack known to mankind.
CEO war speech might inspire ethical decisions internally and unethical ones among competing companies.
A linguist and top pomologists attempt to answer what should be a simple inquiry. Oddly enough, the answer brings a complicated tale of devil strawberries, insurance companies, inferior fruit, and the messy line between literal and metaphorical interpretation.
More open layouts can improve inmate-guard relations and support a culture of progress rather than fear.
In a new study, kids gave lower ratings to teachers who left out key details about toys. And once misled, they inspected new toys more carefully.
With increasing automation, pilots may be thinking about the cold cuts they're going to buy at the deli instead of focusing on the flight.
Senior citizens' hesitance about using caretaking robots comes from a fear that their grandchildren will become emotionally dependent on the machines.
When it comes to luxury products, owning them makes you much more satisfied with your life than using them.
Using too many trials to design investment algorithms renders them statistically useless and potentially devastating.
The one-word-at-a-time presentation eliminates the eye movements that help you comprehend what you're reading.
And when they feel God might reject them, they buddy up to their partner.
Sorry to break it to you, TSwift. At least in terms of cognitive functioning while playing StarCraft 2, you're finished.
A conversation about the grim business of predicting mass atrocities.
Irrigation and fertilization use varies across and even within cities. Sustainable management plans must rely on a more targeted approach.
A new analysis proves armchair activism is alive and well.
New genetic analysis suggests that a deranged Romanian dictator, who relished bear hunting, flew them there.