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 William Zinsser
During a routine cleaning spree, William Zinsser came across a memento from a long-ago Christmas: a dinner menu from 1944, the year he spent the holiday with the 885th Bomb Squadron. “We lived in tents, hunched against the frozen Italian winter, keeping warm with a makeshift stove,” recalls Zinsser. Yet in the midst of the fighting, one man typed up a Christmas dinner menu, styled like those in a fancy restaurant. “Alone of all American holidays, Christmas has been held inviolate,” read a note typed on the back, “[so] men may have a brief respite from the grim business of war to restock their spiritual strength.” For Zinsser, the true nourishment that Christmas came not from the dinner, but from those words.