The Generic City
Boring landscapes impede on our biological need for intrigue. So why are so many buildings so hideous?
Don’t Fear the Frankenfish The FDA approved a genetically engineered animal for human consumption. The campaign against it is based on fear, not facts.
Why We Can Be Hopeful About Climate ChangeThis should be the year we turn to preparing for the future.
The Psychology of StatisticsIn the coin flip paradox, you have to know what the coin flipper is thinking.
“Hot Hands” in Basketball Are RealExperts have been arguing about these statistics for decades; now we know why.
Your Vestigial Muscles Try to Pivot Your Ears Like a Cat’sWe are a glorious mish-mash of evolutionary history.
Thanks to the Land and Water Conservation Fund for These ParksAfter more than 50 years of protecting land for the public, this successful program was allowed to die.
Doubt Denies DenialThe Associated Press’ new style guideline mischaracterizes people who reject climate science.
Remember the Oceans!The most important consequence of the Paris climate talks will be the fate of the oceans.
Evolution Is Finally Winning Out Over CreationismA majority of young people endorse the scientific explanation of how humans evolved.
Is the Death Rate Really Increasing for Middle-Aged White Americans?I ran the numbers, and the story isn’t as simple as it seems.
An Honest Biography of Sally RideRide’s partner wrote a children’s book that I wish I’d read as a kid.
“There Is Just No Program Like the LWCF”Congress is letting a 51-year-old, incredibly successful parks program disappear.
Bishop of Rome, Vicar of Jesus Christ, Protector of the Planet?Pope Francis comes to the United States to preach for action on climate change.