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Bridging The Gap Between Two Neighborhoods

Cities around the nation have tried a variety of approaches to revitalizing their urban cores. Some have turned to re-purposing […]

State Must Grant Murder Convict A Sex Change Operation, Judge Rules

A federal judge in Boston today “ordered state prison officials to provide a taxpayer-funded sex-reassignment surgery to a transgender inmate […]

Zanzibar Shows Cholera Vaccine Can Protect Even The Unvaccinated

Cholera vaccine gives indirect protection to unvaccinated people in communities where a substantial fraction of the population gets the vaccine, […]

Conservation Biologist Explains Why ‘Feathers’ Matter

It was the absence of feathers that got conservation biologist Thor Hanson thinking about the significance of them. Hanson was […]

Mickey Edwards On Democracy’s ‘Cancer’

In his 16 years in Congress, Republican Mickey Edwards came to a strong conclusion: Political parties are the “cancer at […]

Chilling Future Awaits ‘Girl Model’ Recruits

In Girl Model, an alarming documentary about the trafficking of Russian child models to the Japanese fashion market, a garrulous […]

Why We’re Happy Being Sad: Pop’s Emotional Evolution

Six years ago, Glenn Schellenberg decided to do an experiment. Schellenberg works at the University of Toronto, where he studies […]

McDonald’s Goes Vegetarian — In India

McDonald’s, home of the iconic Big Mac, is going vegetarian. Well, at least in India, where 20 to 42 percent […]

There’s A ‘Bear Epidemic’ Out West, And It’s ‘About To Get Worse’

As Aspen Public Radio’s Marci Krivonen has reported for All Things Considered, encounters between humans and bears are up sharply […]

More Employers’ Health Plans Include Benefits For Transgender People

A growing number of companies are changing their health insurance plans to include benefits for transgender employees. Yet even though […]

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