Featured by Eleanor Cummins
Why ASMR calms some people down and sends others into a rage
The seemingly opposite conditions of autonomous sensory meridian response and misophonia could have quite a lot in common.
Six great science reads to pass the time
Books to take to the beach.
Why 2020 was the year of miniatures
When the full-scale world failed, we sheltered in tinier, more peaceful ones.
Trim down on holiday waste this season
It’s the trashiest time of the year—but it doesn’t have to be.
What are frankincense and myrrh, anyway?
The history and mystery of these botanicals go way beyond the Magi.
Stuck at home? Trick your brain into treating a staycation like the real thing.
Here are some tips for breaking out of your routine.
The best books about the moon
Everything you need to know about our nearest neighbor.
Learn your sourdough starter’s funky secrets
Biologist Rob Dunn wants the scoop on every home baker’s recipe.
This chart shows how far we’ve come in fighting cancer
Five good trends and the stories behind them.
Atlantis isn’t real, but here are all the places it could have been
There are good reasons that a city might sink into the sea.