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 Chloe Shaw
We admit that unofficial, national fill-in-the-blank days can sometimes feel contrived. (National Pizza with the Works Except Anchovies Day, anyone?) But National Hug Your Dog Day (April 10) is too good not to celebrate, especially if it means we can revisit one of our favorite essays: Chloe Shaw’s “What Is a Dog?” from our Spring 2018 issue. After losing a beloved hound named Booker—described as a “wolf meets horse meets dinosaur meets tongue”—Shaw confronts the joys and inevitable sorrows of loving a pet. “A dog is a second chance. A dog is death and life. A dog is plush red carpet and fresh warm pee.” A dog is worth celebrating, and not only on April 10.