Retired agent Michael Vigil on a search and destroy operation in the Colombian jungle. "As an undercover, you're basically kind of an independent operator ... and it's very addictive." says Laura Brodie, a criminal and forensic psychologist. Courtesy Michael Vigil hide caption

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Law

For Undercover Agents, On-The-Job Adrenaline Can Be Addictive

Danger, subterfuge, adrenaline, the thrill of pulling one over on someone. As more agencies use undercover operatives, we ask what it's like to take on a false identity professionally.

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Music Interviews

Big Data: Dance Floor Jams For The Cyber-Paranoid

The electronic act scored its first hit with "Dangerous," a hard-grooving single that exuded digital-age fears about privacy. Founder Alan Wilkis spoke with Rachel Martin about the new album 2.0.

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The Salt

Cheez Whiz Helped Spread Processed Foods. Will It Be Squeezed Out?

Turns out, the history of Kraft's dull-orange cheese spread says a lot about the processed food industry — and where it might be headed as Kraft and Heinz merge.