A group of U.S. pediatricians makes the case.
By Andrew Seaman
Did you miss the president’s important speech about the War on Terror? Here’s the one response you should make some time for.
By Marc Herman
A recent analysis of past studies highlights the health benefits of music, dance, and art therapy, which are now being used to ease cancer-related anxiety and pain.
By Genevra Pittman
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 training designed to increase feelings of compassion can lead to more altruistic behavior.
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.
If we eliminate apostrophes from language, what will happen to all the people with the tiny marks in their names?
New York City already cares about soccer, but will they actually support a team? The new team's success isn't a sure thing.
The production of greek yogurt creates acid whey, which can be toxic to the environment.
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.
Try to replicate it with development schemes all you want, but you're overlooking what makes New York City—and other places of ambition—so great.
Most people don't move to Portland for the usual reason—employment. The City of Roses attracts talent with a focus on urban amenities and regional planning. But that strategy is easy to replicate elsewhere.
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?
Did you miss the president's important speech about the War on Terror? Here's the one response you should make some time for.
At least seven children died in Oklahoma this past week when two elementary schools were destroyed. Is shoddy construction to blame?
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?
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.
Has the large advocacy group allowed itself to be “co-opted by industry interests"?
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.
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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