A blog about the new, the odd, and the wonderful, with posts each Wednesday by Josie Glausiusz, who has written about every topic known to science, from physics to furry animals, for magazines that include Nature, National Geographic, Discover, and Wired. She is the co-author of Buzz: The Intimate Bond Between Humans and Insects.
With a little money and basic care, more mothers and babies could survive.
by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, May 27, 2015
But what’s the upside for the curmudgeon?
by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, May 20, 2015
It’s still not cut and dried
by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Photos have value beyond expressions of self-adoration
by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, May 06, 2015
And thanks to everyone who helped along the way
by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Life expectancy is still low for young African-American males
by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, April 22, 2015
Medical care lags for this part of America’s population
by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, April 15, 2015
Do not attempt this experiment at home
by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, April 08, 2015
Where children can be victims
by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, April 01, 2015
Not the metaphorical kind
by Josie Glausiusz | Wednesday, March 25, 2015
THIS WEEK’S ARCHIVE PICK
By Robin Kirk
Green, white, and orange: the Irish tricolor symbolizes the peaceful (and idealistic) union of Catholics and Protestants under one banner. But more than a century after the flag was adopted, rifts remain between the two factions. The Twelfth of July—also known as Orangemen’s Day—marks the anniversary of the 1690 Battle of the Boyne, which Protestants in Northern Ireland celebrate each year with parades and towering bonfires. How, and why, do longstanding divisions like this manifest in the 21st century? As Robin Kirk wrote in our Summer 2011 issue, “It’s a question not of religious doctrine but of belonging—your people versus mine.”