This year I returned to my family’s tradition of the great American road trip. Some things have changed, but the reasons to do it are timeless.
People used to think that light originated from the eyes, but then science came along and ruined the idea forever.
Jennifer Ackerman’s “The Genius of Birds” takes you into the mesmerizing world of our intelligent feathered neighbors.
Do you suffer from tree blindness? We probably all do to some extent. But there is a cure, says Gabriel Popkin.
A hike through the forest may have us looking at everything but the flourishing underworld beneath our feet.
The National Park Service is more than land preservation, it is a place where people—no matter their background—can gather over a shared value.
Sometimes you need a writing break to make head-space for more writing.
Can someone be a religious person and violently act in the name of a faith? That depends on who you ask.
Are humans basically good? Not necessarily when an authority is present.
As it turns out, knowing someone in a faith brings with it warmer feelings for that faith.
What would you do if there were only 15,000 humans left on the planet? One species is that close to disappearing forever.
How do scientists fix scientific illiteracy? They partner up with illustrators.
Celebrate science when it’s right, but also celebrate it when its wrong.
Why do smart people disagree on divisive issues like climate change? It might be connected to their level of curiosity.
Protesting the Trump administration isn’t the only one way to defend science—another is to celebrate it.