September/October 2015

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Who Funded That? The Names and Numbers Behind the Research in Our Latest Issue

This list includes the studies cited in our pages that received funding from a source other than the researchers’ home institutions. Only principal or corresponding authors are listed.

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Contributors: Meet Some of the People Behind Our Latest Print Issue

More on Rachel Monroe, Julia Scheeres, Brooke Jarvis, Rebecca Tuhus-Dubrow, and Maura Ewing—and how they reported their latest Pacific Standard stories.

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Making It in America

What it's like to survive on developing-world wages in the developed world.

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Upriver, Downmarket: Luzhou, Sichuan, China

In every issue, we fix our gaze on an everyday photograph and chase down facts about details in the frame.

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Exposure to Nature Promotes Cooperation

The power of Mother Earth is so strong that even distressing nature scenes can have a positive effect.

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Research Gone Wild: Crazy Cats

Are those with pet cats more likely to develop schizophrenia?

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Bringing Back the Zoot Suit

The latest entry in a series of interviews about subculture in America.

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More Than Just the Numbers

When we treat people as collections of statistics, we ignore important aspects of their humanity.

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The Nazi Ghosthunters

With few direct witnesses to Nazi atrocities left alive, some Germans are chasing ghosts. Literally.

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Single Man Seeking Baby

For a growing group of straight men, fertility clinics and gestational carriers are providing life after 40.

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The Aging Advantage

At 91, Barbara Beskind is three times the age of most of her colleagues at the global design firm IDEO, but age can be more than just a number in the workplace.

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Need for Speedrunning

Gamers have found a way to get a younger generation excited about raising millions for charity. And they don’t even need to put down their controllers.

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A Safe Haven for Whom?

Advocates argue that safe haven laws prevent mothers from abandoning their newborns, but the policy abandons mothers upon dropoff.

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Giving Up Baby

An early look at a Pacific Standard story that's currently only available to subscribers.

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Evil Genius

For the last decade, forensic psychiatrist Michael Welner has led a curious, self-funded effort to create something he calls the Depravity Standard, a crowd-sourced instrument for objectively scoring the level of evil associated with humanity's most twisted crimes. But can a scientist really define the outer edges of our morality?

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Think Twice Before Calling the Movers

Even if you're planning a move to a more upscale neighborhood.

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Shelf Help: 'Reclaiming Conversation'

Our phones are hurting our ability to truly know one another and ourselves.

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The Kids in the Yard

Precious Lamb Preschool serves an especially vulnerable group: homeless children between the ages of two and six.

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The Depravity Standard

An early look at a Pacific Standard story that's currently only available to subscribers.