The Math Revolution
You wouldn’t see it in most classrooms, you wouldn’t know it by looking at slumping national test-score averages, but a cadre of American teenagers are reaching world-class heights in math—more of them, more regularly, than ever before. The students are being produced by a new pedagogical ecosystem—almost entirely extracurricular—that has developed online and in the country’s rich coastal cities and tech meccas.
The Food Gap Is Widening
Wealthy people are eating better than ever, while the poor are eating worse.
All Stories Are the Same
From Avatar to The Wizard of Oz, Aristotle to Shakespeare, there’s one clear form that dramatic storytelling has followed since its inception.
Nature Has Lost Its Meaning
To solve climate change, we need to reimagine our entire relationship to the nonhuman world.
Taking the Uncertainty Out of Genetic Screening for Cancer Risk
A new technique will help genetic-test users make more informed decisions about their health.
How People Living at Earth’s Extremes Reveal the Genome’s Best Tricks
Evolution has sculpted the human genome to cope with Earth’s toughest climates, inadvertently pointing geneticists towards medically important genes.
How Wasps Use Viruses to Genetically Engineer Caterpillars
And caterpillars might be using the same viral genes to defend themselves against other viruses
How Reliable Are Psychology Studies?
A new study shows that the field suffers from a reproducibility problem, but the extent of the issue is still hard to nail down.