Noah Davis talks to Aaron Shapiro, the CEO of Huge, about what it’s like to be really intelligent.
By Noah Davis
Why do teenagers behave the way that they do online, sharing personal information with just about anybody who wants it? Look to the privacy paradox.
By Jared Keller
Making science fun: There’s a network of butterfly researchers who eagerly want to know what species you’ve seen flitting about.
By Michael Todd
Making science fun: There's a network of butterfly researchers who eagerly want to know what species you've seen flitting about.
There is a measurable economic boost from hosting a minor league baseball team, a newish study finds. What might happen if we mixed in some DNA from English football?
Next time someone tells you there isn't a scientific consensus on man's role in climate change, trot out this new study. But acknowledge its source....
New research suggests that, contrary to common belief, ticket buyers are not particularly hostile toward contemporary compositions.
New research finds a surprising link between high-status occupations among American women in the 1970s and later episodes of breast cancer.
New research suggests one reason for the popularity of pot may be that it helps people cope with the pain of loneliness.
Do you have a "teen" study? It's probably stupid.
We don't really know, but if anybody does, it's Phil Thompson.
The Emotionary is trying to answer that question.
Depending on the neighborhood, maybe North Korea.
Innovative drilling techniques, as explored in our March/April print issue, are remaking the geopolitical map in unpredictable ways.
In the year after declaring diversity one of their core values, Etsy watched their female engineers drop to four out of 85.
More Americans approve of his performance now than did so a week ago.
There are still plenty of moderate congressional districts represented by officials who vote with their constituents in mind—but that could soon change.
Why attempts to characterize President Obama as a leader unable to cajole and intimidate our other elected officials are profoundly misguided.
For many, population is the only metric that matters. But what does it mean when a city's population is declining while its workforce is growing—in both size and smarts?
You want to encourage talent to follow the jobs, but Canadians resist migration. Why?
One option for addressing talent shortages in rural America, which makes up about 90 percent of the country.
At 70, Lela Hartman believed we would one day use technology to prevent disasters like the Tri-State Tornado she witnessed as a small child. Are we getting any closer?
Talented natives of southern Europe that have fled their homes for opportunities elsewhere are starting to produce major breakthroughs.
If you said "a famous photographer," you'd be half right.
All you need is a projector and a willing prisoner.
Before Mapquest and Google, there was the "electric directory."
No, there were not. Here's how we know.
Collectively, we've spent more than 50 years watching the Tesla vs. Thomas Edison rap smackdown that went viral on YouTube.
A healthy, inexpensive, environmentally friendly solution for housing millions of retiring baby boomers is staring us in the face. We just know it by a dirty name.
Not everyone is a pessimist when it comes to predicting the impact of climate change. Too bad the optimists aren’t nearly as convincing.
Introducing the May/June 2013 issue of Pacific Standard.
In the multi-tasking world we live in, it's safe to say many of us are looking for either more hours, or better ways to manage our stress and workload.
This, from the animal behavior files, tickles me all over again, and it seems like a mental health break is in order.
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May 21, 2013 • By Jim Russell
From the lofty peak of the Industrial Era, around 1910, a community with a declining population was dying. A city's prowess was defined by the number of residents. Recent Pittsburgh labor force ... Read More
May 21, 2013 • By Ryan O'Hanlon
Teens! We never know what they're doing, do we? (Oh, jeez. Do you #FollowATeen?) Teens are just so mysterious—like those weird deep-sea fish that have flashlights growing from their faces. We know ... Read More
May 21, 2013 • By Genevra Pittman
People with advanced cancer tend to get more aggressive care at the end of life and spend more time in the intensive care unit if they receive spiritual support from their religious communities, ... Read More
May 21, 2013 • By Vince Beiser
Ever pretended to be entranced by a Portuguese art film that everyone else in the theater seemed to find fascinating? Ever agreed with your dinner companions that a pricey bottle of wine was ... Read More
May 21, 2013 • By Tom Jacobs
These are very tough times for America’s orchestras. Symphonies in some cities are facing bankruptcy, while others are contending with nasty labor disputes. Subscriptions—which once provided a ... Read More
May 20, 2013 • By Jim Russell
Ideally, the unemployed move where the jobs are. U.S. workers are among the most geographically mobile in the world. Canada is in the tier below. Less moving is a drag on economic ... Read More
May 20, 2013 • By Sharon Begley
The long-awaited, controversial new edition of the bible of psychiatry can be characterized by many numbers: its 947 pages, its $199 price tag, its more than 300 maladies (from "dependent personality ... Read More
May 20, 2013 • By Michael Todd
We know—especially after viewing this graphic in Pacific Standard—what a lousy deal capturing a sports team can be for the municipal purse, especially if building a new stadium is part of the ... Read More
May 20, 2013 • By Seth Masket
Last week, Obama's presidency, long noted for its dearth of major scandals compared to previous administrations, somehow pulled a hat trick. Benghazi, the IRS, and the Associated Press leak stories ... Read More
May 20, 2013 • By Marc Herman
The ghoulish, ongoing tornado storm in the midwest comes a few days before the anniversary of the Joplin, Missouri, tornado disaster, which leveled 25 percent of the city and killed nearly 200 people ... Read More
May 20, 2013 • By Adam Waytz
It’s almost impossible to miss. So much gloom has been cast upon graduate school lately—and much of it is rooted in very real, very rational concerns about the bleak state of the academic job ... Read More
May 20, 2013 • By Katie Heaney
There is this deeply affecting part in the movie version of A Christmas Carol—OK fine, A Muppet Christmas Carol—where Ebenezer Scrooge is carried forward some unspecified number of years through ... Read More