As people grow older, they gain greater control of their feelings. How do they do that — and can they teach young whippersnappers a thing or two?
May 5, 2021 • ~16 min
UN recognition would strengthen legal arguments for preserving nature
April 20, 2021 • ~12 min
Some lizard species do without males altogether. Scientists are studying these all-female species to see what they might reveal about the pros and cons of sex.
March 23, 2021 • ~12 min
Millions of Americans lost employer-sponsored coverage when Covid-19 disrupted their jobs. Can America come up with a better system?
March 9, 2021 • ~13 min
Arsenic-poisoned water remains a threat to public health the world over. Scientists hope to change that.
March 5, 2021 • ~14 min
Our national and social identity is deeply rooted in values like freedom, equality and order. A political scientist explores how these ideas have affected the US response to the worsening pandemic.
Dec. 1, 2020 • ~14 min
Covid-19 has exposed the weak spots of the US public health system — and that presents an opportunity, says an epidemiologist, for the nation to recognize the problems and act to fix them
Nov. 17, 2020 • ~14 min
Closed borders, trade conflicts and supply-chain problems raise the specter of nations turning inward and disconnecting from one another. But Princeton’s Harold James thinks Covid-19 may well push us all closer.
Nov. 5, 2020 • ~17 min
Paranormal claims and other pseudoscience often bedevil the study of language
Oct. 21, 2020 • ~17 min
Historically, the road to reform has often begun with protesters taking to the streets. A sociologist and a political scientist take stock of whether today’s activism will lead to actual change.
Oct. 16, 2020 • ~17 min