The Shiloh Scandal Is Even Worse Than It SeemsThe forced drugging of child immigrants is a moral abomination that can’t just be blamed on Trump.
Trump Just Appointed a Science Adviser. Good!The president can’t seem to focus on a single point of view. That means it’s possible to change his mind.
What Would Happen if All Matter on the Earth Was Replaced by Blueberries?A Q&A with the one scientist brave enough to figure it out.
Can We Blame the Summer Heat Wave on Global Warming?The relationship between weather and climate is complicated.
The Sierra Club Declared War on Scott Pruitt—and WonAn inside look at how the environmental group’s campaign against Pruitt ended up uncovering his wildest misconduct.
FEMA Isn’t Ready for Hurricane Season to StartIts performance in 2017 was disastrous. Don’t expect much more in 2018.
Is “What the Fluff” Cruel to Pups?The viral videos are hilarious, and what we know about canine cognition suggest they’re also probably harmless.
The Ousting of Scott Pruitt Is a Victory for WhistleblowersExposing his misdeeds was an act of bravery and conscience—and a huge personal risk.
Goalies’ Best Chance of Blocking Penalty Kicks Might Be Dancing to Distract Their OpponentPsychology, as much as skill, rules this face-off.
Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Could Lead Dems Forward on Climate ChangeShe wants 100 percent renewable energy by 2035.
Is There a Logical Inconsistency in the Constitution?The mathematician who wrote the “Incompleteness Theorem” proof was apparently alarmed by our founding document. He just never explained why.
Fishy Fish PillsPaul Greenberg’s newest book explains why omega-3 supplements may be useless for you and terrible for the environment.
Why the Abortion Debate Feels Like Such a StalemateSince Roe v. Wade was decided, abortion politics have become increasingly partisan. It’s not just due to the moral weight of the issue.
The Worst Fires in Recent California HistoryThe Carr fire is even more alarming when you put it in context.
Ryan Zinke Is the Most Scandal-Ridden Cabinet Member LeftWith Pruitt out, it’s worth it to remember that the Department of the Interior secretary has faced 11 formal investigations, many of them ongoing.
The Trump Administration Is Neutering the Endangered Species ActIts proposal is supposed to sound common-sense. But it prioritizes industry over wildlife.
Want to Fight Climate Change? Start by Carefully Watching Your Own Backyard.Phenology, not to be mistaken with phrenology, is a delightful and challenging way to fight climate change from home.
Respect the Straw BanThe anti–plastic straw campaign is looking like a movement, which is good, even if it doesn’t really matter.
Pruitt Exemplified How Partisanship Hinders PolicymakingEveryone is worried that a scandal-free EPA will more effectively destroy regulation. But this discounts the problems that have plagued the Trump administration’s effectiveness.
What Reporting Sexual Harassment Taught MeWhen you report an incident, you’re apparently also supposed to know how it should be prosecuted.
Pruitt May Be Out at the EPA, but Don’t Expect Him to DisappearEven in his resignation letter, Pruitt didn’t seem ashamed of the scandals that have plagued his tenure. Is a Senate bid next?
A New Study Argues You Might Be Able to Live ForeverWe are sorry to inform you that you’re still going to die.
Does Harvard Have an Admissions Formula?The recent discrimination lawsuit has given us a peek into the school’s admissions process. It’s complicated.