The Dark Side of PETA — serial “mercy” killings, misleading campaigns, and pseudoscience

I, for one, would not want my donation money ending up as a settlement for pet killing or paying for shocking and misleading campaigns. There are other groups more worthy of our support.

Who is Karen Uhlenbeck — the First Female Recipient of the Abel Prize

She brought a new understanding of mathematics, while helping to change a corrosive culture in academia.

How free food might solve Tokyo’s subway problem

If soba noodles and tempura can’t solve the problem, then what can?

Does parenting make people unhappy?

The answer is often ‘yes’.

Populist leaders are threatening democracy, researchers warn

The world is experiencing a dramatic surge of populism.

Johnson & Johnson knew its baby powder has cancer-causing asbestos — but it lied

A story worth reading.

Time travel Anime inspires solution to puzzling math problem

An anime math problem? My favorite.

How a design and culture revolution could help us tackle our plastic problem

It’s not a simple problem and it doesn’t have a simple answer — but here’s what we can do.

The anti-plastic straw movement: What it is, Why it matters, and Is it a good thing?

We need to talk about plastic straws — and about banning plastic straws.

Celebrating women scientists — Maria Sibylla Merian, a pioneer in both art and science

An artist and naturalist, a woman who braved a wild continent and tropical diseases for her passion and left behind remarkable works.