The pandemic has deeply cut carbon emissions, but the human and economic costs should give pause to those who imagine remaking the world’s habits of consumption
Across the U.S., sculpture parks are reopening to offer visitors a socially distanced art experience.
60 years after the start of her groundbreaking study of chimpanzees in the wild, the legendary primatologist is reminded of the importance of listening to science
Personal challenges come at us faster than ever before, but the right approach can turn them into opportunities for change and growth.
The front-porch campaigns of the 19th century suggest ways that Donald Trump and Joe Biden can spread their 2020 messages without spreading the coronavirus
A green sleeve for peas has quickly become a way to describe a bubble of safety from Covid-19 infection
Ancient Romans ate a pungent version, but the modern egg-based spread was created by an 18th-century French chef.
Now their DNA is said to make Covid-19 worse. But what about the wrongs of Homo erectus?
New research uses GPS data from cell phones to draw connections between people’s location and their mood.
To understand corporate chameleons like China’s Huawei, look to the era when the East India Company and other firms blurred the boundary between government and business.
Instead of trying to get the balance between career and family right once and for all, parents should recognize the benefits of playing multiple roles.
Auction houses and libraries are making it easy to view composers’ manuscripts online, including scores by Mendelssohn and Beethoven.
NASA’s ‘planetary protection officer’ works to keep alien microbes and viruses away from Earth—and to avoid contaminating distant planets and moons.
From road-trip comedies to taut, humid dramas, Hollywood has put its mark on the season.
With mass unemployment looming, the U.S. must find new ways to guarantee health care for all—or risk bankrupting states and hospitals.
After a springtime of Zoom school, they’ve earned a summer of ice cream and water balloons.
Protesters embraced the term in the 1980s, but its roots go back to the early days of radio
A behavioral economist answers questions about postpandemic routines, working from home and re-evaluating future plans.
When the rubber hits the road, an ordinary tire produces an orchestra’s worth of sounds.
We can honor—and dishonor—American leaders of previous eras without turning history into a simplistic tale of good versus evil.