Nov 28, 2013 — Pure gratitude for the love in our lives is part of a joyous Thanksgiving. Alongside this feeling, commentator and cancer patient Barbara J. King experiences a more complicated species of thankfulness as she rejoices in, and battles fears about, her radiation therapy.
Nov 27, 2013 — Why, exactly, would aliens who can travel the interstellar void want to physically probe the sex organs of humans, wonders physicist and commentator Marcelo Gleiser as he looks back on the story of Antônio Villas Boas.
Nov 26, 2013 — Feeling a little blue recently, commentator Adam Frank retreated to a hilltop and found something he wasn't looking for: perspective. The breadth of time stretched out before him and opened his eyes to our place in an ongoing story.
Nov 25, 2013 — What would you get if you challenged Ph.D. students to explain their work through dance? You'd get this: 31 creative, fun, silly and educational videos. Let's salsa to some serious research!
Nov 21, 2013 — Animal emotions are increasingly recognized as genuine by scientists. Yet there's still a tendency to consider human relationships, especially outside the biological family, as exceptional. Commentator Barbara J. King challenges this notion.
Nov 11, 2013 — It feels natural to say: "huh?" According to a team of linguists in the Netherlands, this word — huh? — is universal. Commentator Alva Noë wonders if that's really possible. Do universal words exists, words common to every language here on Earth?
Nov 4, 2013 — Comments are a great way to engage with readers and expand on a piece. But they can also introduce false information, polarize readers and foster incivility. Tania Lombrozo is ready to talk about how to strike a balance between these two poles; are you?
Oct 30, 2013 — We are a society obsessed with death and dying. It's time we moved the other way and put more of our energy into celebrating life and living. We have a lot to learn from our children here, who are constantly performing grand experiments about the world. Until, that is, we stop them.
Oct 28, 2013 — Halloween blurs the boundaries between what is real and what is not. Can children keep things straight? Researcher Tania Lombrozo tells the story of the Candy Witch and explains what it says about how children understand the fantastical beings that populate their lives.
Oct 23, 2013 — The fragility of life in space gets a closeup in Gravity, the hit movie featuring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. Commentator Marcelo Gleiser says that, despite its anxious narrative pace, Gravity is, at its heart, a celebration of life and the importance of our own very small Earth.