Large initiatives are underway to pinpoint the next big viral threats—but some virologists believe the task is too hard.
In a poll, less than one-third of millennial Americans said they thought it was essential to live in a democracy. Why?
The entrepreneur Anil Dash believes that the tech world has an obligation to be more humane.
Michele Norris has created an archive of more than 50,000 stories about race and identity.
Sherry Turkle, the Director of the MIT “Initiative on Technology and Self,” discusses the relationship between talking in real life and cultivating empathy.
How worried should we be about robots taking over the world?
The lawyer and Gold Star father believes that Americans should look to its oldest documents for guidance.
Alondra Nelson discusses how ancestry tests can empower African Americans.
The 87-year-old labor leader who fought with Cesar Chavez says grassroots organizing is still effective.
The director of the Southern Poverty Law Center’s Intelligence Project discusses an alarming new trend.
New Orleans Mayor Mitch Landrieu believes that the Civil War should be remembered, not revered.
Jon Lovett wonders if political commentary has become theater criticism.
The Wharton School organizational psychologist says kids should practice struggling.
Richard Haass argues the administration's approach to foreign policy is a liability.
The former Acting attorney general reflects on her career and the decision that ended it.
Former Republican Congressman Mickey Edwards thinks Americans are ready for a new system.
Surrounded by cultural pressures to dislike the “other,” one undergraduate marshals empathy and charity.
The move would mark a dramatic improvement in Pyongyang’s military capabilities.
The term’s evolution makes a nice metaphor for the rise of American individualism—and the decline of trust in American institutions.
The country’s economic resilience may have contributed to its political resilience.
On Sunday, the president posted a video making light of violence. The move was both highly unusual and completely at home in this turbulent political moment.