Thanks to a burgeoning procrastination economy, developers are creating content that can be consumed in short spurts. What does it mean for productivity?
Over the last 50 years, Americans have steadily gotten older, more bicoastal and less likely to move to a new city.
Accounting for grocery prices and the effort eating home-prepared meals requires, the benefits commonly called food stamps fall far short of paying enough for the poor to eat right.
This Speed Read makes the case why you should be nice to spiders you encounter in your home and consider a live-and-let-live policy.
GMO crops have been rejected in many countries where food shortages are dire. Now, a scientist at the University of Connecticut has figured out how to create better crops with DNA editing.
Thousands of Jewish immigrants and their children changed their names in America – but not at Ellis Island. The reasons are complicated and part of the Jewish struggle with their identity in America.
The Kīlauea volcano on Hawai'i's big island is threatening to produce violent and energetic eruptions not seen since 1924.
Mounting evidence suggests that artificial sweeteners are linked to chronic health problems like obesity and diabetes. Should there be a tax on these foods?
May 16 marks the 300th anniversary of the first woman to write a mathematics textbook.
More people are sending off saliva samples to find out about their genetic roots. But the raw DNA results go way beyond genealogical data – and could deliver unintended consequences.
In voicing youthful outrage over inequality and violence, Bangladeshi rappers are creating a powerful form of protest music — just as American MCs have done for 40 years.
The EPA intends to limit what scientific studies can inform policy – a change long sought by industry. A long-time public health researcher explains the single study at the root of the controversy.
In the past, running for political office and being a mother were seemingly incompatible. A scholar of gender and politics explains why times are changing.
Today's media consumers are being bombarded with bias and sensationalism – and could use a dose of Mad's media literacy.
A strategy to shut down Taliban safe havens in Pakistan could bring the war to an end.