By Brad Plumer,
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— Where the term “dude” came from.
— Yes, you can patent recipes. No, it’s not a good idea in practice.
— Pawnshops for the 1 percent accept wine as collateral.
— Building a Death Star would cost $852 quadrillion. Worth it?
— Political scientists aren’t wholly convinced by evidence that negative political ads actually work.