Can Certain Foods Really Stave Off Dementia?

Amelia Nierenberg in The New York Times: Walnuts can improve cognitive function. Blueberries can boost memory. Fish oil…

Viruses Finally Reveal Their Complex Social Life

Carl Zimmer in Quanta: Ever since viruses came to light in the late 1800s, scientists…

Let’s Say Someone Did Drop the Bomb. Then What?

That’s the cold-sweat-inducing premise of the two books, Annie Jacobsen’s “Nuclear War” and Sarah Scoles’s…

Monday Poem: Death is Smoking My Cigars

by Charles Bukowski at Poetic Outlaws You know: I’m drunk once againherelistening to Tchaikovskyon the…

Sea and Earth

‘Swaying between atomic and spiritual disintegration.’ Miri Davidson in Sidecar: The far right wants to…

Gaza and the Hundred Years’ War on Palestine

Rashid Khalidi in The Guardian: For people everywhere, myself included, the awful images that have…

It was Like ‘The Twilight Zone,’ But With O.J., it Was All Too Real

Rick Cleveland at Mississippi Today: No telling how many times this sports writer has made…

Inspiring Quotes From Famous Visual Artists

From cave art to contemporary art, humans have created the most outstanding works of art…

A Tale of Two Football Matches

by Engr. Habib Khan from Quetta: In my youth days, I happened to be in…

Sunday Poem: Field Guide

Once, in the cool blue middle of a lake,up to my neck in that most…

What We Get Wrong About Poverty

Nathan Cheek at Psyche: Imagine this upsetting scenario: two women are both suffering physical abuse…

The Two Friends Who Changed How We Think About How We Think

Sunstein and Thaler in The New Yorker: In 1968, Tversky and Kahneman were both rising stars…