Social network, Indian edition

Social network, Indian edition
A massive study looks at how ideas pass through social networks in 43 Indian villages, then offers a new definition of “well More »

Racial profiling

Racial profiling
We’ll never know how implicit bias affected George Zimmerman in the minutes before he shot Trayvon Martin. It’s easy enough to More »

A new iron age?

A new iron age?

Smelters refine aluminum ore, but not iron ore, with electricity. A new electrolytic process for refining iron ore could save vast More »

New food rules: How healthy?

New food rules: How healthy?

What are the safety fundamentals of the giant American food system? What do the new rules say? Who will (and maybe should) escape More »

Screaming about screen time?

Screaming about screen time?

We spend ever-more hours with TV, cellphones, tablets and computers, is it rude or necessary to always answer your phone? Does More »

After the flood, the menace of mold

After the flood, the menace of mold

After Sandy’s soaking: How dangerous are molds and bacteria that grow in a soggy house? What is the best way to salvage a water-damaged More »

Losing in politics & sports

Losing in politics & sports

What’s the attachment to “my” team? How do we deal with the inevitable disappointment? Are murder and suicide now “part of the game”? More »

Finding the killers — in advance

Finding the killers -- in advance

Can we spot young, male, angry, frustrated killers in advance? Will science help us identify them in time? Lessons from the past. More »

Honeybees getting lost?

Honeybees getting lost?

As colony collapse disorder continues to attack honeybee hives, a new study shows that a common insecticide interferes with their More »