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August 26, 2015
Three Weeks After Obama Announced His Clean-Power Plan, He Greenlit New Oil Drilling in the Arctic
What’s driving the president’s bafflingly two-faced climate policy?
August 20, 2015
Iran Is Not the Greatest Threat to World Peace
There’s a clear way to ensure a nuclear-free Middle East, but Washington is not interested.
August 6, 2015
August 6, 1945: The US Destroys Hiroshima With An Atomic Bomb
“We face a choice between one world or none.”
July 27, 2015
July 27, 1866: The Transatlantic Telegraphic Cable Commences Operation
“Where it is all going to end, and what kind of life the ‘merchant of the future’ will lead, nobody knows.”
July 24, 2015
Uber Wins a Battle With New York, Now It’s War
The fight over NYC’s Uber cap is just the beginning of a deeper struggle over the future of transportation and the gig economy.
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July 20, 2015
Can Living With Long-Term Drought Cause Trauma?
While climate scientists warn about the dangers droughts pose to the natural world, Dr. Irwin Redlener worries about its effects on minds and bodies.
July 16, 2015
Can We Cure Genetic Diseases Without Slipping Into Eugenics?
Gene editing could correct genetic mutations for serious illnesses. Will it also create a new eugenics of personal choice?
July 14, 2015
With the Nuclear Deal, the US and Iran Start a New Chapter
Diplomacy prevailed over warmongering. But reactionary forces on all sides are still trying to scuttle the deal.
July 7, 2015
Did the Catholic Church Endorse Fossil-Fuel Divestment?
The pope’s powerful encyclical on poverty and climate change is likely to transform the investment policies of religious institutions across America.
June 30, 2015
Increasing Diversity in Tech Will Take a Lot More Than Promises
Facebook and Google have been trying to increase diversity for a year, to little result.