Science keeps revealing how much we don't, perhaps can't, know. Yet humans seek closure, which should make religious pluralists of us all.
How gender and place shape um and uh
Why unplanned births are a bigger problem than unmarried parents
What a growing body of research reveals about the biology of human happiness—and how to navigate the (temporary) slump in middle age
A very short book excerpt
Ahead of the expected grand jury decision in the case of Ferguson Officer Darren Wilson, Governor Jay Nixon activated the National Guard on Monday.
The activist group We Charge Genocide described alleged human rights violations to the UN's anti-torture watchdog.
And they're using it to organize a wild, no-holds-barred streetball tournament.
The backlash against no-excuses discipline in high school
Around 50 people die in the New York City subway system each year, but city officials won't invest in physical safeguards.
The Calorific app makes you weep salty truth tears.
In Winters, California, a library, a swimming pool, and a school make a big difference in the quality of life.
Unlike dogs, cats are at best semi-domesticated—and we love them for that.
Is Kim Kardashian defying sexist beauty standards, or helping create new ones?
The subways were once the epicenter of crime in New York City, but Joe Fox has made them safer. Can he repeat this success above ground?
Colleges in the four states where marijuana is now legal are having a tough time figuring out where they stand on the issue.
Until 1954, the holiday was called Armistice Day. What else has changed?
With the grand jury decision looming in the case of Darren Wilson, the turmoil that defined the summer may return.
The river of molten rock that has spread unmitigated across the Big Island has consumed its first home.