Spit TakeSurprises from a 20-year study of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
Neutrino TimeThe quirky particles come from some of the most violent phenomena in the universe.
Richard Dawkins’ Hate MailThe evolutionary biologist on science, religion, irrationality, and how he hopes to be remembered.
The Tragedy of Common-Sense MoralityEvolution didn’t equip us for modern judgments.
The Quantum Algorithm That Could Break the Internet
Floating Round My Tin CanChris Hadfield on why he sings in space.
Can You Teach Compassion?Stanford’s investment in altruism research, funded by the Dalai Lama.
Is Opposition to Golden Rice “Wicked”?The genetically modified organism could save millions of lives.
What Do We Know About Gun Violence?The research is intentionally underfunded, but some patterns are clear.
Why the World Won’t ListenClimate change is real. Why has science failed to convince people?
Will North Korea Erupt?“With its history, it’s quite a worrying volcano.”
I Could Have Sworn …An interview with false-memory expert Elizabeth Loftus.
It’s Time for a National Park on the Moon“You can do archaeology in all places. This place happens to be off Earth.”
We Don't Actually Know What Triggers Lightning StrikesA scientist asks: Could it be cosmic rays?
Know Thy EnemyParasites are little-understood, and they are everywhere. An ecologist explains why we need to learn more about them.
Then They Came for the ElephantsViolence and poaching in the Congo Basin.
The Strange Physics Obscured by the Invisibility Cloak
What Are China’s Plans for the Moon?We’d better cooperate.
You Are Your BrainWhy is neuroexistentialism so disturbing?
What Is 4-D Printing?How the future will build itself.
Silicon SavannahA new technology center in Nairobi beckons the African diaspora.
Not KoolIt’s time to ban menthol cigarettes.
What Is It Like to Be a Mathematician?Puzzles, paintings, bridges, and power.
It’s Always Time for a Midlife CrisisWhen are people most likely to face a tough stretch?
Synesthesia SellsMarketers are using colors, scents, sounds, and other sensations to manipulate buyers.
What Would a Real Cyberwar Look Like?Dark warnings exaggerate and distort the real risks.
Engineers’ Secret Sci-Fi HandshakeNASA has big plans for robots and tricorders.
It’s a Myth That Entrepreneurs Drive New TechnologyFor real innovation, thank the state.
Making Medicine as Ubiquitous as Coca-Cola in Rural AfricaSimon Berry hopes ColaLife can help stop unnecessary deaths from dehydration.
The Last Text You’ll Ever SendWhy new driving safety technologies are really dangerous.