With a sharp eye for cultural patterns and a keen feel for the shape of a story, Claude Lévi-Strauss was a poet in the laboratory of anthropology.
Just after Christmas, the "death panel" meme was resurrected by healthcare opponents who worked the same network that has been fighting legal abortion since the 1970s.
You can't bargain about global warming with chemistry and physics.
With limited supply, a growing population, increased personal use and climate change, "we're on a collision course with our finite supply of water."
When revelations of unethical medical experimentation by the US in Guatemala surfaced, there were, as always, protestations of "never again." But we're failing to address the true cost of the experiment: distrust of the medical establishment among the disenfranchised.
The Yellowstone success story and those who want to kill it.
The enigma of George Price: He derived an equation for the evolution of altruism, yet he died believing himself a failed good Samaritan.
When we willingly donate parts of our bodies to science, who should profit?
How much does language tell us what to see, and hence what to think?
How Obama can use the government's purchasing power to spark the clean-energy revolution.