How Tumblr Taught Social Justice to a Generation of Teenagers
Tumblr's unique culture normalized queerness and social justice. Without it, where will Gen Z turn?
OPEC and the U.N. Struggle to Find a Way Forward on Climate Change (in Photos)
One of the most urgent issues of our time is on the minds of world leaders this week.
The G20 Summit Brings Leaders Together as Protesters Gather (in Photos)
International—and intranational—tensions are high in Buenos Aires.
New Research Says Birth Month Can Predict ADHD Diagnoses. But So Can Gender.
A new study indicates that teachers and parents may be looking for ADHD in the wrong places—and missing it in others.
The Myths Behind the Idea That Domestic Violence Is a 'Personal Problem'
A viral Thrillist story about a burger joint left out domestic abuse charges against the owner—but intimate partner violence isn't a private issue.
Police Violence and Poor Mental Health Go Together
A new study shows that exposure to police violence is linked with negative mental-health outcomes.
The Less People Understand Science, the More Afraid of GMOs They Are
A lack of scientific literacy is correlated with undue fears around genetic modification, chemicals, and common food production techniques.
Some Mid-Term Races Are Still Up in the Air (in Photos)
Nearly two weeks after Election Day, we still don't know who will join the historic 116th Congress in every district.
Betsy DeVos Wants to Overhaul Title IX Procedures. What Will That Mean for Campus Assault Survivors?
Cross-examination could soon be a right for those accused of sexual misconduct—but it may not be the most effective way to reveal the truth.
Hot, Dry Weather Disrupts Countries Across the Globe (in Photos)
Record-high temperatures continue to exacerbate fire, drought, and other negative weather patterns around the world.
The Legal Strategy Behind Alabama and West Virginia's New Anti-Abortion Amendments
Both amendments were patterned after a successful policy change in Tennessee.
Arkansans Weigh in on the Future of the State's Voter ID Law
Issue 2 would amend the Arkansas constitution to require a photo ID at the polls and disqualify provisional ballots that aren't certified with proper ID.
Over a Million Felons Could Regain the Right to Vote in Florida
In one of the most consequential mid-term measures nationwide, Florida's Amendment 4 would automatically restore voting rights to most felons who complete their sentences.
How California's 50th District House Race Could Affect Immigration Policy
The outcome of the race between indicted incumbent Duncan Hunter, a Republican, and Democrat Ammar Campa-Najjar, could affect President Donald Trump's immigration policy, at least at California's border with Mexico.
America Responds to Anti-Semitic Violence (in Photos)
The Pittsburgh massacre wasn't the first—or last—act of anti-Semitism in the past week.
What You Need to Bring to the Polls to Vote in Every State
Want to vote but unsure of your state's laws? Don't worry, we've got you covered.
German Parties Prepare for a Regional Election (in Photos)
The state election could serve as an effective referendum on Angela Merkel's government.
Latinos Today Are More Worried About Their Place in the U.S.
Most of them say Trump is to blame for rising pessimism and fear.
PS Picks: The Endless Complexity of r/relationships
PS Picks is a selection of the best things that the magazine's staff and contributors are reading, watching, or otherwise paying attention to in the worlds of art, politics, and culture.
Why We Shouldn't Be Surprised That Richard Spencer Allegedly Beat His Wife
Misogyny isn't a bug in white supremacist thought—it's a feature.
A Former Monsanto Executive Could Be the Next U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Director
Aurelia Skipwith is a biologist and lawyer who's been with the Department of the Interior since April of 2017.
Defining 'Sex' Isn't as Clear as the Trump Administration Claims
Science shows that a binary model for sex doesn't hold up to human variation.
Economic Highs and Lows in New York City (in Photos)
There are few other places where the wealth gap is so visible.
Mail-Order Abortions Are Now Available in the U.S. What Does That Mean for American Women?
Aid Access will mail the two-drug cocktail used across the world to women in the United States.
A Giant Quaking Aspen Forest Is Trembling Under Our Watch
A cloned aspen grove that's thrived for millennia is feeling the pressure of just 50 years of human activity.
Twenty Years After Matthew Shepard's Death, What's Changed?
Shepard's murderer unsuccessfully claimed gay panic, a defense that's still legal in 47 states.
The Government Is Accelerating Plans for the West Coast's Earthquake Warning System
Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke directed federal agencies to smooth the way for installing seismic sensors out west.
Trump's Ethanol Deregulation Could Hurt More People Than It Helps
Ethanol won't save us from oil dependence—or climate change.
How the Trump Administration Is Accelerating Climate Change
The Trump administration is doing the opposite of what a new report says is needed to keep global climate change to a minimum.
Campaigns Ramp Up Ahead of the November 6th Elections (in Photos)
Next month's elections will serve as an effective referendum on Trump.
Jason Van Dyke Is Convicted on Murder and Aggravated Battery Charges
On Friday, a jury convicted Jason Van Dyke, a white Chicago police officer, of the second-degree murder of black 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.
The Most Competitive High Schools Don't Guarantee Success. What About Ones Like Georgetown Prep?
Research suggests that being surrounded by well-off peers in not-too-intense academic environments can lead to lifetime gains.
Can Small Doses of Radiation Harm You? The EPA Isn't Convinced.
A new rule might open the door for regulation rollbacks on radiation and harmful chemicals.
The Kavanaugh Allegations Rock the United States (in Photos)
The Supreme Court nominee's confirmation hearings touched a raw nerve for survivors of sexual violence.
We Could Have Eliminated Syphilis 20 Years Ago. Now It's on the Rise.
What can we learn from a failed attempt to eradicate "the Great Pox" in the U.S.?