Why Do Older Fathers Carry Higher Autism Risk?
The mutations in sperm that increase with age are likely more minor than previously thought—here are some other options.
Beware the Medical Beach ReadIt won’t give you nuanced science. But books of depth can—and Gluten Exposed is one of them.
What Is Up With Cicadas?Why they come out so infrequently, what they do in the interim, and most importantly—are they edible?
How Emily Dickinson Grew Her Genius in Her Family’s BackyardDickinson’s poetic innovations depended on her skills as a gardener and naturalist.
You Just Lived Through the Hottest April on Record. And March. And February. And January. And December. And ...
Rio Should Still Host the Summer OlympicsThe threat of Zika isn’t enough to warrant canceling the games.
Fighting Climate Change Is Hard When You Live on a Natural Gas ReserveWhen even environmentalists sell the rights to their land, you know it’s bad.
We’re in Year Five of California’s DroughtThe state’s dead trees are elevating forest fire risks. And yes, climate change is to blame.
Scientists Are Punnier Than You ThinkEven serious researchers get punchy when writing up their results from time to time.
Decoding DickinsonEmily Dickinson’s cryptic biological references have fooled many readers. Here’s how to interpret her poems with a naturalist’s eye.
Bullies Have a Trump CardAnti-bullying efforts need to address the stubborn problem of popular bullies.
Unhelpful PunishmentThe stress low-income kids experience hurts them biologically. How we punish them doesn’t help.