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How history made this Atlanta neighborhood a secession battleground

The real story of “Don’t Look Up”

What science still can’t explain about love

What romance novels can teach us about attraction

Why you (probably) won’t finish reading this story

“It’s not about Russia. It’s about Putin”: An expert explains Putin’s endgame in Ukraine

There’s a Covid-19 epidemic in deer. It could come back to haunt us. 

Why good messaging won’t save Democrats

It’s going to take a lot more than Neil Young to change Spotify’s mind about Joe Rogan

The quest to avert an asteroid apocalypse is going surprisingly well

Virtual reality is reality, too

Fusion energy is a reason to be excited about the future

“When everything looks hopeless, you’re the hope”

The GOP’s masculinity panic

The largest space telescope in history is about to blow our minds

Here are the 9 most interesting conversations I had in 2021

11 epic mysteries scientists totally can’t solve

The world’s largest space telescope is set to launch on Christmas. Here’s how to watch.

A good life is painful

The father of environmental justice, on whether we’re all doomed

Elon Musk’s imaginary world

Venus could have been a paradise but turned into a hellscape. Earthlings, pay attention.

Psychiatrists are uncovering connections between viruses and mental health. They’re surprising.

The remote work revolution hasn’t happened yet

The limits of popularism

How technology has inspired neuroscientists to reimagine the brain

We’re all famous now

The paradox of American freedom

The curious case of the ancient whale bones

The anti-antiracist

One Good Thing: Knifepoint Horror, a collection of campfire ghost stories in podcast form

A contrarian take on the disinformation panic

Why Fannie Lou Hamer’s definition of “freedom” still matters

The animals that may exist in a million years, imagined by biologists

Bryan Stevenson on tracing the legacy of American enslavement to mass incarceration

The status games we all play

The case for a more radical climate movement

How telescopes make the universe self-aware

Ken Burns’s latest is on the Greatest

How the iPhone changed everything