A recent mission atop a Hawaiian volcano shows humans still have much to learn before they set foot on another world.
Humanity may be as few as 10 years away from discovering evidence of extraterrestrial life. Once we do, it will only deepen the mystery of where alien intelligence might be hiding.
She lived with us for 56 years. She raised me and my siblings without pay. I was 11, a typical American kid, before I realized who she was.
Hotels are being forced to figure out how to work with a new class of brand-peddling marketers.
When it comes to children’s development, parents should worry less about kids’ screen time—and more about their own.
The 20th century witnessed the rise of the media event. The 21st, with its tan suits and swatted hands and flippant Zara outerwear, is bringing a new spin to the old idea.
By studying rats in a smarter way, scientists are finally learning something useful about why some drinkers become addicted and others don’t.
The class divide is already toxic, and is fast becoming unbridgeable. You’re probably part of the problem.
Carl Zimmer’s sprawling new book, She Has Her Mother’s Laugh, forces readers to reconsider what they think they know about genetics and heredity.
Hormones? Surgery? The choices are fraught—and there are no easy answers.
The migrant crisis signals an end to one era for the GOP—and the terrifying start of a new one.
New tariffs come with new threats as the downward spiral continues.
Trump’s family-separation policy is horrible, but equating it with genocide is both historically and strategically misguided.
A history of modern capitalism from the perspective of the straw. Seriously.
In almost every classroom in America are maps that encourage students to consider the vast world that surrounds them. Why are people so afraid of what will happen if young people are inspired to think through their own identity?
The tale of a bombing raid in the Libyan desert, pitting stealth bombers and 500-pound bombs against 70 ragtag fighters
In their recently released music video and collaborative album, the Carters show just how much their dynamic as a couple has evolved.
He wasn’t only an influential columnist and essayist; he was emblematic of his times.