Watch This: See the eerie "Christmas Devil," go inside the jaguar black market, and more

Watch This: See the eerie "Christmas Devil," go inside the jaguar black market, and more





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This Is What Happens
to Your Brain on Opioids
Every day more than 1,000 people in the U.S. are treated for misusing their prescription opioids. In this animation you'll meet Susan, who gradually became addicted to opioid pain relievers after a nasty bike accident. Go inside her brain and see how these drugs—like oxycodone and fentanyl—interact with her body's nervous system. Created by HarvardX and Lily Fang, this inventive, educational short film can educate viewers about opioid addition, which is now increasingly becoming a crisis in the U.S.

See how we covered addiction in the magazine's September cover story.
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The Odd Origins of the "Christmas Devil"
Ever heard of Krampus? This devilish figure, springing from Germanic pagan tradition, is said to punish naughty children just as his counterpart Saint Nick rewards the nice. Krampus Night is one of Europe's seasonal traditions (like this controversial Dutch figure) that differs greatly from those Americans practice. It's interesting to see how a single celebration can vary so widely from culture to culture.

Learn more about Krampus—and why he's so popular in America.
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Inside the Black Market Sale of Jaguar Parts
Hunting jaguars, as well as buying, selling, and even possessing jaguar parts, has been illegal in Bolivia for years. But it's often easy to get away with it. Law enforcement is weak, and jaguar teeth can sometimes go for $100 to $200 apiece. As difficult as it is to work with such upsetting material, it's important to produce informative pieces like this one to spread awareness of these issues.

Learn more about jaguar trafficking in this December's magazine story.
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Why Prehistoric Women Had Super Strong Bones
Prehistoric women may have had arms that rivaled Madonna's. New research from the University of Cambridge found that women living around 5,000 B.C. were stronger than today's elite female rowers. Their buff arms were likely the result of grinding grain into flour and other physically demanding tasks.

Read the news article here.
Sarah Gibbens, online writer
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Human Body 101
The human body is a complex network of interconnected systems. Our goal in this video was to break down that complexity into engaging, easy-to-understand graphics and explanations. Years ago, our talented graphics team built interactives to describe different parts of the human body; we've tried to emulate those here to give you a chance to engage with the body in a unique way. I hope all of our viewers find the video as intriguing as I do.
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