Who Deserves Those 4 Inches of Airplane Seat Space?An investigation into the economics of reclining.
The Changing Face of Climate ChangeWill the leaders of the People’s Climate March now lead the movement?
Why Is So Much Honey Clover Honey?Honeybees pollinate almonds and fruit trees, but we don’t have much almond honey.
The Science of TruthinessConservative beliefs make a lot more sense when you’re not paying attention.
“I Sensed That Many Had Never Told Their Story to an Outsider”The story behind “What Do Talking Apes Really Tell Us.”
Chart: Drugs Kill YoungThe number of Americans killed by drugs and the victims’ average age at death, charted.
Why Is Fall Red in America but Yellow in Europe?A possible explanation, 35 million years in the making.
It’s All ConnectedWhat links creativity, conspiracy theories, and delusions? A phenomenon called apophenia.
Trench WarfareThe feds want to define “waters of the United States” scientifically. Farmers are freaked out.
Can Blue Whales Recover?Populations off California may have reached historic levels, but that is not the case everywhere.
Why Do American Alligators Attack People, but American Crocodiles Don’t?A strange Florida case, explained.
Fifty Years of WildernessThe Wilderness Act’s most practical, important protection is its prohibition on roads.
What Do Talking Apes Really Tell Us?The strange, disturbing world of Koko the gorilla and Kanzi the bonobo.
The Best (and Worst) Ways to Avoid Lightning StrikesLying on the ground? Seeking shelter in a car? What about the “30/30” rule?