anxiety voter

How @realDonaldTrump Won the Anxiety Voter

Donald Trump’s evil genius lies in using the unique capacities of online communication to fuel and ignite anxiety, fueling authoritarian sentiments.
Paul Otlet

The Internet Before the Internet: Paul Otlet’s Mundaneum

Belgian information activist Paul Otlet envisioned some of the possibilities of today’s Web more than a century before its existence.
Puffins

Lessons in Senescence: Not All Animals Age the Same

Senescence--age-related decline in health and reproduction–is something we take for granted in humans, but among animals it’s not necessarily the norm.
PASO ROBLES, CA - DECEMBER 22: Rescue workers survey damage while searching for survivors December 22, 2003 in Paso Robles, California. The 6.5 richter scale earthquake hit the central coast of California earlier today killing at least two people. (Photo by Rod Rolle)

Before the Quake

The West Coast may be implementing an earthquake warning system. This new technology may help ensure accuracy, minimize false positives, & save lives. 

The Secret Lives of Trees

Trees in the forest communicate with each other through underground networks shaped and assisted by ectomycorrhizal fungi. 
heath hen

The Sad Story of Booming Ben, Last of the Heath Hens

Grassland-dwelling heath hen and prairie chicken populations across the country are in trouble. Loss of habitat continues to threaten their numbers.
Falcon

Raptors Are Avian Arsonists

Raptors are proving to be great problem-solvers. Falcons, for instance, start their own fires to flush out prey. 
Depression

How Effective Are Routine Depression Screenings?

Despite increasing calls for routine depression screenings for young adults and pregnant women, such screenings raise many questions about their accuracy. 
Baths of the Roman Emperor Diocletian in Rome, 295 A.D.

The Health Risks of Living in Ancient Rome

From parasites to malaria, the health risks facing ancient Rome were numerous. 
October 15, 2009: Viagra and Norlevo tablets in window display of a a pharmacy in Kas, Turkey. Viagra is made by Pfizer Pharmaceuticals and the trade name for the drug sildenafil citrate. It is the prime treatment for erectile dysfunction. It was developed 1998 by british scientists for treating pulmonary arterial hypertension. Norlevo is a hormonal contraceptive.

Covering Viagra, But Not Birth Control?

The different ways insurance companies treat Viagra for men and birth control for women show the inherent sexism and legal biases involved.