The Big One
• January 17, 2013 • 5:10 PM
A weekly roundup of the best of Pacific Standard and PSmag.com, delivered straight to your inbox.
October 20 • 4:00 PM
How a fashion statement at the turn of the 19th century led to the creation of the first Audubon societies.
October 20 • 2:00 PM
An analysis of killings by police shows outsize risk for young black males.
October 20 • 12:00 PM
Psychologists find that parties to a conflict think they’re motivated by love while their enemies are motivated by hate.
October 20 • 11:00 AM
Dogs and cats have both advantages and disadvantages for street-involved youth.
October 20 • 10:00 AM
Despite growing support for LGBT rights and recent decisions from the Supreme Court regarding the legality of same-sex marriage, the battle for acceptance has not yet been decided.
October 20 • 8:00 AM
Medical mnemonics are often scandalous and sexist, but they help the student to both remember important facts and cope with challenging new experiences.
October 20 • 6:00 AM
Will voters blame President Obama—and punish Democrats in the upcoming mid-term elections—for a climate of fear?
October 17 • 4:00 PM
Lessons from over a year on the beat.
October 17 • 2:00 PM
A world without “he.” Or “she.”
October 17 • 11:01 AM
Physicists investigate how to grow food more efficiently in fine-grained soil.
October 17 • 10:00 AM
Without proper funding, the answer might not even matter.
October 17 • 8:00 AM
Seattle is leading the way in the micro-housing movement as an affordable alternative to high-cost city living.
October 17 • 6:00 AM
Can an intense belief that you’re about to die actually kill you? Researchers are learning more about “voodoo death” and how it isn’t limited to superstitious, foreign cultures.
October 17 • 4:00 AM
A survey of people who have earned degrees in the arts find they are doing relatively well, although their education didn’t provide much guidance on managing a career.
October 16 • 4:00 PM
Cognitive dissonance and clinging to paradigms even in the face of accumulated anomalous facts.
October 16 • 2:00 PM
As the FCC considers how to regulate Internet providers, the telecom industry’s stealth campaign for hearts and minds encompasses everything from art installations to LOLcats.
October 16 • 11:00 AM
A study of vegetative patients closes in on the nature of consciousness.
October 16 • 10:00 AM
Danielle Henderson spent six years and $60,000 on college and beyond. The effects of that education? Not as advertised.
October 16 • 8:00 AM
Community courts across the country are fighting judicial backlog and lowering re-arrest rates.
October 16 • 6:00 AM
Without proper legal instruments, women with abusive partners are often forced to make a difficult choice: kill or be killed.
October 16 • 4:00 AM
New research finds neurotic people are more likely to suffer a serious health problem.
October 16 • 2:00 AM
Why shouldn’t distant locales tied to jobs in the urban core count in a housing expenditure study?
October 15 • 4:00 PM
Highly educated, middle-class parents are less likely to use corporal punishment to discipline their children than less-educated, working-class, and poor parents.