Review: Myanmar’s Enemy Within and the Making of Anti-Muslim Rage

Recent weeks have likely forever stained Myanmar’s widely heralded transition from direct military rule. From a feel-good story of the retreat of the military and the rise to power...

Smaller Cities Are Making a Comeback

1. Smaller cities are making a comeback. Now all they need is jobs. By Aaron Renn in CityLab 2. Iran is outgunning and outsmarting the U.S. across the Middle East. Here’s...

Why America Can’t Figure Out Flood Prevention

1. Why can’t America figure out flood prevention? By Jed Horne in Citylab 2. Growing virtual plants could help farmers boost their crops. By Leslie Nemo in Scientific American 3. Pancreatic cancer is...

Meet the New Spider Species Named After Bernie Sanders

What do Bernie Sanders, Barack Obama Michelle Obama, Leonardo DiCaprio and David Bowie have in common? Thanks to researchers at the University of Vermont, they all have a new...

‘It’s Been a Rollercoaster.’ Shawn Johnson East Reveals Miscarriage in Emotional Video

Shawn Johnson East and her husband Andrew East announced in an emotional YouTube video posted on Saturday that Johnson East had a miscarriage just two days after the couple...

When Is the Next Total Solar Eclipse in the U.S.?

A total solar eclipse will block out the sun across the U.S. on Aug. 21 in a major event that’s been dubbed the “Great American Eclipse” — but it...

Mario + Rabbids Kingdom Battle Is Bizarre but Wonderful

You’ve just stepped out of Peach’s castle ready to embark on a new quest. You travel between worlds using magical pipes, crushing enemies and gathering coins along the way. Sound...

These Drones Could Save Lives in a Disaster Zone

1. These drones could save lives in a disaster zone. By the University of South Australia 2. Girls education is linked to climate action. Here’s how. By Christina Kwauk and Amanda Braga...

Inside the Elaborate Hoax That Made British Society Believe in Fairies

One of the greatest hoaxes of the 20th century began with a sensational headline: Fairies Photographed! The yarn endured for six decades, until a rather disappointing confession in the...

The Night Nikita Khrushchev Gave Me My Nickname

On July 4, 1956, Nikita Khrushchev arrived at Spasso House, the Moscow home of the American ambassador, as if he did not have a care in the world. He...

Charles J. Sykes: Where the Right Went Wrong

Among the many ironies of the conservative implosion was how the Right became what it had once mocked. In 2008, conservatives ridiculed the Left for its adulation of Barack...

Hurricane Maria ‘Spaghetti Plots’ Predict Another Hit for the Caribbean

Hurricane Maria is gathering strength as it heads west toward the Caribbean, where a large swath of islands are still recovering from the devastating impact of Hurricane Irma. With maximum...

How Game of Thrones Sets Actors on Fire Without Killing Them

The practical stunt work on Game of Thrones has lent the show real gravity, creating a sense of physical space that visual effects still cannot quite credibly convey. Rowley...

This Week in Health: A Way to Detect Cancer in Seconds

Scientists from Texas have developed a pen-sized device that can identify cancer in seconds. If it becomes FDA-approved, it may one day help doctors get rid of as much...

How a Court Answered a Forgotten Question of Slavery’s Legacy

In recent weeks, as Americans across the country have engaged in debates about how the Civil War period is publicly commemorated, a quieter battle over a related question was...