Why Don’t We Just Kill All the Mosquitos?Entomologists have some bad news for you.
A Hiatus on “Hiatus”How global warming cranks influence legitimate science.
Wait, Mountains Can Be Bigger at The Top?Mountains are narrower at their apex, but they may still have a lot of surface area there.
The Bible v. the ConstitutionPoliticians, school boards, principals, and teachers are pushing creationism on kids.
San Andreas Is a CrockBut there’s a reason West Coast geologists are fixated on the “big one.”
My Way on the HighwayWhy driving makes jerks of us all.
Raindrops Are Mathematically ImpossibleDiscover why every drop of rain is a minor mathematical miracle.
Why Soy Is EverywhereIn Asia, it has dignity. In the United States, it still lurks in the culinary shadows.
KayaktivismThese boats protesting oil drilling are the perfect symbol of climate change activism.
Addition: The New SubtractionAdding some numbers and ignoring others makes all the difference.
Dry HeatAs Lake Mead hits record lows and water shortages loom, Arizona prepares for the worst.
Nicholas Kristof Is Not Smarter Than an Eighth-GraderAmerican kids are actually doing decently in math and interpretation, but he’s not.
Your Beard Is Covered in BacteriaSo is everything else. Don’t fall for the latest viral freak-out.
Science Needs a New RitualWe should take a few days a year to reflect on the dark parts of our history.
What Happens When You Taste Wasabi and Sriracha?Inside your tongue’s panicked, excited reaction.
Just a SecondThe leap second may be a ticking time bomb.
Hoofing ItRacing physics, muscle fatigue, recovery chemistry: Welcome to the science of being a racehorse.
Is the “July Effect” Real?What researchers say about the supposed spike in hospital deaths when new doctors start over the summer.
Genius MoveMax Planck, the unlikely founder of quantum physics, knew how to change his mind.
Should You Trust the Calorie Counts on Your Food?It’s complicated.
Were You There?As a creationist kid, I was determined not to learn about evolution.
Spider SkiesWhy are millions of Australian spiders climbing to high points and jumping?
A Creationist CampaignLouisiana students are suffering for Bobby Jindal’s presidential ambitions.
Girls With ToysThis is what real scientists look like.
Forbidden DataWyoming just criminalized citizen science.
Can You Inherit Stress From Your Parents?Look what happened to generations of the snowshoe hare.
Bed Bug PanicThe bloodsuckers are everywhere, but their shadowy threat shouldn’t rule your life.
Blessed Are the Climate AdvocatesThe Vatican and United Nations present the beatitudes of a new movement.
Animals Are TerrifyingPeople who love them just do not understand.
The Joy of ScentsSmelling a happy person may make you happy.