COVID-19 Pandemic Will Be Over When Americans Think It Is

When will the COVID-19 pandemic end in the U.S.? Is it over when the president says so, by scientific consensus, or when the public thinks so? Historians of…

How Play Can Increase Resilience

Play is a microcosm of childhood, a protective shell like a butterfly’s chrysalis that safeguards children from the slings and arrows of life, one that allows them to…

How Everyone in the U.S. Could Witness the Total Solar Eclipse in Person

For a show that lasts less than three minutes, the total solar eclipse that will traverse the U.S. on Aug. 21 is already inspiring an impressive level of…

Farewell to the Cassini Probe, America’s Emissary to Saturn

NASA flight planners have a long history of murdering their favorite space probes. They plan the ships, they build the ships — and at some point they wind…

For Some Women With ADHD, TikTok Is the First Place They Felt Heard

Emilie Leyes, 27, works with actors in New York to build mental resilience and manage work stress. When she started scrolling through TikToks about attention deficit hyperactivity disorder…

Some Vaping Companies Are Turning to Synthetic Nicotine to Outsmart the FDA

Troy Johnston swears he wanted to play by the rules. Johnston, who owns the Texas-based vaping company VaporSalon, tried to follow the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA)…

How to Watch Tonight’s Super Blue Moon

The moon has been much in the news this August. For most of the month, uncrewed spacecraft from Russia and India were in a hot cosmic race to…