Who Is Middle Class?You get a very different picture of the world depending on whose definition you use.
Forensic Science Isn’t ScienceWhy juries hear—and trust—so much biased, unreliable, inaccurate evidence.
Murder in MiniatureOne woman’s ghastly dollhouse dioramas turned crime scene investigation into a science.
What Did the Families Know?What Elliot Rodger’s family can learn from the families of Adam Lanza, Kip Kinkel, and other rampage killers.
Are No-Kill Shelters Good for Cats and Dogs?The animal welfare world’s vicious fight about what it means to be humane.
The Monumental Places Obama Should Protect Right NowThe Cliven Bundys of the world are wrong: Public lands belong to all of us.
The Paradox of RacismWhy the new book by the New York Times’ Nicholas Wade is both plausible and preposterous.
If Your Veterinarian Offers Acupuncture, Find a Different VetSticking needles in your dog won’t make it feel better.
Important Moments in Understanding Insect Depth PerceptionOr: A praying mantis wears tiny 3-D glasses.
Let Kids Run Wild in the WoodsWhat if everybody picked a flower? Maybe they’d care more about nature.
Hey, Can We Borrow Your Spaceship?NASA just let a group of citizen scientists take control of a defunct probe.
Canada’s Prime Minister Is Obsessed With a Missing ExplorerAn archaeological quest to promote Canadian exceptionalism and rule the Northwest Passage.
Water NymphA newly discovered ancient skeleton, found in an underwater cave, answers an anthropological mystery.
The Worst Thing You Ever Did to Your MotherAn apology for all the manipulation, invasion, and theft.
Phineas Gage, Neuroscience’s Most Famous PatientEach generation revises his myth. Here’s the true story.
Graveyards of TrashLitter has been discovered in ocean ridges and canyons we haven’t even explored yet.