October 08, 2017 Archive October 2017

Does modern neuroscience help us understand behavior?

Blade Runner’s chillingly prescient vision of the future

Dear Elon Musk: Your dazzling Mars plan overlooks some big nontechnical hurdles

America’s biggest divide: winners and losers

American plutocrats are running for political office across the country. Will democracy survive?

Rex Tillerson's agony, and ours: Trump's revolving door will keep spinning

SNL: Surprise guest Jason Aldean opens with Tom Petty's "I won't back down"

Gun control and history: It's never been about the Second Amendment

A trailblazing new law in Illinois will dramatically expand temp workers' rights

SNL's "Weekend Update" on guns: "No one should own 47 of anything"

Who you gonna call?: Edison's science of talking to ghosts

Better call Becerra: The planet’s lawyer

Charlie Sykes: The GOP is "in the thrall of the NRA"

You never know where your allies are going to come from: "Bending the Arc"

5 reasons Trump's sports taunts could really hurt him

Thoughts, prayers, and the five stages of media tragedy distillation

Richard Spencer leads torch-lit white supremacy march in Charlottesville

NOLA's floods could taint Landrieu’s legacy

Against Mars-a-Lago: Why SpaceX's Mars colonization plan should terrify you

The journalist and the fixer

Can L.A. save the planet? City's "zero waste" plan could be a model

How does the developing brain learn to perceive the world before it can see it?

The case for de-extincting Ice Age megafauna

Erik Prince is considering a Senate run in Wyoming: Report

The GOP has nominated a maniac for Senator in Roy Moore

Where our Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle theory of great art comes from

Sen. Bob Corker: The White House is an "adult day care center"

The 10 most overrated Halloween films

Noisy, but that’s not all: the health threat posed by leaf blowers

David Simon in conversation with Salon: "You gotta learn the cadence of people’s lives"

Road trips can be life changing for women, so why doesn't Hollywood want us behind the wheel?

Charles Blow: Republicans welcome mass murders like the Vegas shooting

Trauma is the American experience

Women's labor, sex work and U.S. military bases abroad

What I learned when I became a bureaucrat

Are self-driving cars the future of mobility for disabled people?

Bronies, the adult male fandom for “My Little Pony,” might be the best male-led nerd group for women