Maryn McKenna

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Uh-oh. The "freelance economy" might not be so great after all. Steven Hill argues that companies like TaskRabbit and Uber are undermining the American middle class.

Do you know how to fix your car's engine? What about your coffeemaker, or your door? Kyle Wiens explains why repair culture is important - and why it’s struggling.

All Colin Consavage wanted for Christmas was a new hand. But when Santa couldn’t deliver, Mom figured something out.

Spilled pills

Antibiotics are part of daily life, but overuse - and misuse - means we may soon face a time when they just don’t work. Read more...

Pill bottle

Drug-resistant bacteria and fewer new antibiotics could set us up for a return to the Dark Ages, when minor infections were fatal. Read More...

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