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.
One Head, Two Brains
How a radical epilepsy treatment in the early 20th century paved the way for modern-day understandings of perception, consciousness, and the self
The Women Who Rule Pluto
The New Horizons team may include more women staffers than any other NASA project in history.