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Future Perfect

Future Perfect

Finding the best ways to do good.

Who killed the expanded child tax credit?

How war in Ukraine is making people hungry in the Middle East

A new AI draws delightful and not-so-delightful images

How I (and US policymakers) got inflation wrong

They warned about pandemics before Covid-19. Now they have a $100 billion plan to stop the next one.

What the media needs to get right in the next pandemic

Can we 3D print a better face mask?

How to future-proof your life from pandemics and other threats

A survey on global mental well-being shows that the kids are not all right

America needs more doctors and nurses to survive the next pandemic

How sewage can warn us about the next pandemic

How to test and trace a virus we haven’t discovered yet

Why experts are terrified of a human-made pandemic — and what we can do to stop it

Finding the next pandemic virus before it finds us


We need to be developing vaccines for the next pandemic — right now

How Black North Carolinians pay the price for the world’s cheap bacon

When scientific information is dangerous

Animal welfare in wartime

Gene editing could upend the future of factory farming — for better or worse

Congress’s epic pandemic funding failure

Thinking through the unthinkable

How you can help all refugees — from Ukraine and beyond

The simplest, most revolutionary approach to ending poverty

The biggest funder of anti-nuclear war programs is taking its money away

What we can learn from Volodymyr Zelenskyy’s TV presidency

Is booking Airbnbs really the best way to help Ukrainians?

Most animal cruelty is legal on the farm. A judge is questioning that.

How war became a crime

How the US and its allies can help Ukraine without starting World War III

The corporate raider taking aim at McDonald’s over the treatment of pigs

How the era of travel nursing has changed health care

How you can help Ukrainians

What the Russian invasion of Ukraine could mean for global hunger

The war in Ukraine could portend the end of the “long peace”

4 lessons from the life of global health visionary Paul Farmer

Why we love animals — and love to eat them

How to clear the air in the most polluted cities on Earth

What the world got right during the Covid-19 pandemic

What we don’t know about war and peace