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Nicholas Wade

In a guise of scientific seriousness, Nicholas Wade’s new book revives the discredited ideas of history’s most notorious racists.

Construction

We can, and must, create common ground between the labor and climate movements.

amnesia, memory, psychology, neuroscience, Suzanne Corkin, Henry Gustav Molaison

What the modern science of memory owes to the amnesiac patient H.M.

Float On, sensory deprivation, floaters, Restricted Environmental Stimulation

Is sensory deprivation an escape from or toward the fatigue and distractions of the digital life?

Obama

Don’t for a second imagine we’re heading for an era of renewable energy.

Climate justice activist

Colleges, pension funds and foundations together have trillions of dollars that could be invested in solutions to climate change.

Photo of Napoleon Chagnon

One anthropologist’s place in his field’s ongoing battle over questions of power, means and ends.

Brain scan

Applying neuroscience to the study of literature is fashionable. But is it the best way to read a novel?

Engraving depicting Athanasius Kircher

How did a man who got so many things wrong become an intellectual celebrity in his own lifetime?

Blogs

Pundits and politicians agree: Edward Snowden did something naughty. But what do the people think?

July 15, 2014

Nation Editor-at-Large and MSNBC host Chris Hayes appeared on WNYC’s Brian Lehrer Show to talk climate, politics and his recent bad luck. 

April 29, 2014

Environmentalism could be a populist movement—if its focus shifts from just cutting carbon to cultivating justice on a larger scale.

April 22, 2014

In the face of a changing climate and a constrained domestic budget, the lunacy of fossil fuel subsidies is hard to overstate.

April 15, 2014

Global warming is just one of many lies the ‘scientific community’ tries to impose on us. 

April 8, 2014

What would our national conversation on climate change sound like if this kind of honesty broke through with any regularity?

December 23, 2013

South Korea may be better known for its high-tech exports, but its small farmers are leading the way when it comes to food sovereignty and community agriculture.

November 14, 2013

The case against GMOs has strengthened steadily over the last few years, even as the industry has expanded all over the world.

October 29, 2013

A new report by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration says weather around the world is becoming more extreme.

August 8, 2013

A flurry of recent news claims GMOs can save agriculture and raises some concerns.

August 2, 2013