Merriam-Webster saw a major uptick in people searching for the word. What we choose to look up says a lot about what’s important to us
It’s never pretty when sibling dramas play out in public—but it can be educational
Popular movie maybe, but time travel just plain doesn’t fly
The most popular nation in the world was once its most reviled. What that tells us about human nature.
When it comes to the ocean, we don’t know how good we used to have it.
An Internet pitch starring a compelling spokes-kid creates a sensation
A viral video shows the bureaucrats how to sell an idea
The space agency’s latest plan for a manned mission—including capturing an asteroid and towing it to the moon—begs crddulity
The wrongful conviction of Italian seismologists is one more result of a failure to understand the fundamentals of science
One member of a rising generation wrestles with choices his parents never had to make