Close-up of a quarter balanced on a thumb just before a coin flip

“It’s the psychology, stupid.” What really decides elections?

The "rational choice" model alone doesn't account for voting behavior. So what does?
Close-up of Carmen de Lavallade with her eyes closed and her arm bent over her head in a dance pose

83-Year-Old Carmen de Lavallade Dances at Kennedy Center

Dance icon Carmen de Lavallade, 83, was the first African-American prima ballerina at the Metropolitan Opera.
City Hall Station in New York with a symmetrical tiled pattern on the arches and ceiling

Rediscovering the Guastavinos

Rediscovering the Gustavinos contributions to architecture.
A lone creature among the sea plants underwater

Why Isn’t Anyone Talking About Ocean Acidification?

Will ocean acidification disrupt the planet's ecosystem before climate change does?
A baby holding the finger of a caretaker

Making Child Support Work Better for Children

Do child support laws actually benefit children?
Arid Lands Institute

Embracing Dry Land: Water-Smart Urban Design and Drought in the American West

Water-smart urban design and drought in the American West.
A mechanized dropper fills several vials at a time in a medical lab

“Stupidity Virus?” Not Quite

No, researchers did not find a so-called stupidity virus.
Kurdistan

Kurds: In the Middle of the Middle East

A brief history of Kurds and Middle Eastern politics.
Painting: Concert with Frederick the Great in Sanssouci by Adolph Menzel

Ain’t Misbehaving? When Audiences Distract The Performers

Should distracting live audience members be shamed for their behavior?
Stethoscope on top of a chest x-ray

Travel, Quarantine, and the Future of Tuberculosis

A 2007 tuberculosis case teaches us about contagion, travel, and quarantine.