Is Trying to Save the World a Radical Act?From James Hansen to the children suing for their future, radical climate activism is perfectly logical.
Some Animals Are More Equal Than OthersAfter 50 years of animal-welfare legislation, rats and mice are still left out in the cold.
Why Is It So Expensive to Read Academic Research?Content piracy may be illegal, but price gouging is at least as despicable.
The History of Pi DayThe weird, unlikely story of how we got a national holiday devoted to a magical ratio.
The Meme That Spawned a Science Bonanza What have we learned from a year’s worth of research on “the dress”?
Psychopathic, Narcissistic Machiavellians The traits that make con artists—and stockbrokers and lawyers—tick.
Let’s Kill All the MosquitoesNow is the time to wipe the disease-carrying critters off the face of the Earth.
The Power of the “Power Pose”Amy Cuddy’s famous finding is the latest example of scientific overreach.
A World Record Big Year for BirdsNoah Strycker thanks technology, good luck, and helpful birders everywhere.
The Scariest Part of This Season’s Weird Weather Is Coming SoonTornadoes, floods, and a heat wave at the North Pole.
Craigslist for Scientific ResearchScientists who don’t have the pricey equipment to conduct experiments can now outsource their tasks to other scientists.
Many Meteorologists Still Doubt Human-Driven Climate ChangeWeathercasters aren’t any better than the average American at understanding what’s causing this mess. Why?
How Much Can Your Brain Actually Process? Don’t Ask.Stop measuring brains against digital computers.
Sloppy ScienceAre sketchy practices in the lab to blame for the replication crisis in psychology research?
Everything Is CrumblingAn influential psychological theory, borne out in hundreds of experiments, may have just been debunked. How can so many scientists have been so wrong?
How Newly Discovered Species Get Their Weird NamesWhatever you do, don’t name your new species after yourself. That’s tacky.
Should I Play Powerball?A mathematician explains whether the $1.5 billion jackpot makes the lottery a good bet.
Conservative Christians Are on a Mission in Public SchoolsHow anti-bullying, sex ed, and even science programs aim to convert students.
Why Fact-Checking Donald Trump BackfiresPsychologists explain his enduring support despite his gaffes and lies.
Why Do Employers Still Routinely Drug-Test Workers?There’s very little evidence it’s worth the cost or hassle.
Spooky Action at a Distance Gives Us a Glimpse of a Deeper RealityWhy some particles behave like bewitched socks.