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.
Your Post-Workout Protein Shake Should Be Loaded With InsectsThey’re the most efficient source of protein imaginable.
Stephen Colbert Is the Best Source of Science on TVWill he be stuck interviewing dingbat celebrities at CBS?
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.
Boiling Oceans and a Sky on FireThe surreal scene after a massive asteroid hit Earth 3.26 billion years ago.
The Volcano That Changed the Course of HistoryAfter the tsunami and famine came cholera, opium, and failed Arctic expeditions.