The Adrenaline Rush of Racing Drones, and Politics Goes Extreme

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Illustration by Richie Pope

Ian Frazier, holding on for dear life, looks at the birth of a new sport: high-speed drone racing. And a political scientist analyzes the midterm elections.


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