Each week, a handful of Vox's writers will chat about the latest episode of True Detective's second season.
We all know that time travel would have its difficulties: After the excitement of going into the past faded, it wouldn't be fun living without an internet connection (or possibly your freedom, antibiotics, electricity, et cetera ad infinitum).
If mass mammography screening for breast cancer worked well, fewer women would die from the disease. And yet, a new study published in JAMA Internal Medicine has found something that may seem counterintuitive: More breast cancer screening didn't actually save lives.
If you need a historic example of a European nation that failed to repay huge debts to neighbors, French economist Thomas Piketty suggests in an interview with Die Zeit that you look to Germany — the enraged creditor to a nearly bankrupt Greece.
I spent much of this spring obsessed with a question: Could the United States and Russia stumble into war, perhaps even nuclear war?
Greece and, in a sense, all of Europe are at a point of dramatic crisis. The country has defaulted on its debts, its banks are closed, and its citizens now face drastic limits on their ability to withdraw money from ATMs or make foreign purchases with credit or debit cards.
The YouTube series Teens React recently captured the unfiltered, candid reactions of teenagers to Caitlyn Jenner, the transgender woman and famed Olympian who appeared on a recent Vanity Fair cover.
If you ask most experts why we should worry about all those honeybees and wild bees that are famously dying off, they'll often give a simple answer: because bees pollinate so many of our crops.
What could possibly get Oregon's Teacher of the Year fired? A state investigation found Brett Bigham, a special education teacher, was let go earlier this year after he faced anti-gay discrimination and complained about the harassment, suggesting the termination was an act of retaliation.
The reporter's job is to "comfort the afflicted and afflict the comfortable" — a credo that, humorously, was originally written as a smear of the self-righteous nature of journalists.
Last night, the United States Women's National Team won the World Cup with a 5-2 victory over Japan. The victory was follow by a flurry of Twitter hashtags and real-world celebrations.
Taxi drivers everywhere are unhappy about Uber for encroaching on their business, but the cabbies in France handled that in a particularly French way: by staging mass protests, in which they blocked off roads and even burned tires.
So what comes next in Greece? Well, we find out whether Europe was bluffing. One way to read the drama of the past few months is that it was the endgame for Greece and the eurozone.
ISIS's propaganda videos are some of the foulest things on the internet. These videos aren't just grisly celebrations of violence.
Colorado's Department of Public Health and Environment is seeking more funding to continue a privately funded birth-control program that has, by several measures, been a startling success.
Discovery Channel's Shark Week has become wildly popular with one main strategy: making people terrified of sharks and casting them as cold-blooded killing machines (and occasionally making things up to accomplish this goal).
(US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) This has been a terrible year for measles. 2015 started with one of the worst measles outbreaks in recent history, which originated at Disneyland in California.
A recent survey asked a group of 1,000 Americans how they'd spend an extra four hours each week if they suddenly had the time.
People are buying vastly more smartphones (and tablets) than they ever bought conventional PCs, and they're using them in new ways that wouldn't have made sense with older computing platforms.
Originally published on Grist. Three of the world’s biggest polluters — China, Brazil, and the U.S. — all announced new strategies to tackle climate change this week.