The choice to have children is not just a prudential or pragmatic decision, nor can it be justified by appealing to “what comes naturally.”
Christine Overall | Dec 5
Urbanization and the spread of artificial light are transforming life for all of earth's species, bringing about a host of unintended consequences.
Christopher Preston | Nov 19
“It’s inconceivable, so I must conceive of it in spite of everything.”
Georges Didi-Huberman | Nov 12
I analyzed thousands of searches by people who were diagnosed with cancer. Their queries offer valuable lessons that could improve the way doctors treat patients.
Elad Yom-Tom | Nov 5
When a major trade association for the paint industry reported the rising popularity of kitchens in canary yellow and chartreuse, the household equipment industry took notice.
Regina Lee Blaszczyk | Oct 31
When my sister suffered from Rett Syndrome, an old patterning table — and a dubious therapy — brought my community together and offered hope.
Adriana Knouf | Oct 28
Among the specious claims about the role of meat in the history of humanity: A meat-rich diet brings with it a masculine vigor that distinguishes carnivorous races.
Josh Berson | Oct 24
A leading economist considers such topics as the effects of climate change on economic growth, the rise of income inequality, and the shifting work year.
Robert M. Solow | Oct 17
"I really liked interacting with people and there wasn’t a lot of need for that in a pure engineering position. I wanted to be in a position where I could make a strong impact early on."
Reginald Van Lee | Oct 15
For over a century, conflicting views of wild nature created a rift between indigenous people and misguided conservationists.
Mark Dowie | Oct 11