The Lost Tale of an 18th-Century Tsunami, as Told by Trees

And trees don’t forget. In the 1990s, researchers identified a “ghost forest” of dead cedars near the Washington coast; tree-ring dating confirmed that they’d indeed died in 1700. But Black and Dziak sought out trees that experienced the tsunami—and survived....

Ransomware Isn’t Back. It Never Left

After months of dramatic escalations, two prominent Russia-based ransomware gangs, REvil and Darkside, went quiet for weeks this summer. The pause came as the White House and US law enforcement pledged to combat ransomware and stand up to governments that...

Your TV Sounds Terrible. These Soundbars Can Fix That

You probably already shelled out good money for a nice big TV and maybe a streaming gadget to play your Netflix. But it doesn't matter how large your screen is or how much it cost—the speakers in your TV probably...

A New Formula May Help Black Patients’ Access to Kidney Care

For decades, doctors and hospitals saw kidney patients differently based on their race. A standard equation for estimating kidney function applied a correction for Black patients that made their health appear rosier, inhibiting access to transplants and other treatments. On...

The Morning Show: Season Two Viewer Votes

Published: September 23, 2021 (Apple TV+) Are things changing for the better in the second season of The Morning Show TV show on Apple TV+? As we all know, the Nielsen ratings typically play a big role in determining whether...

Law & Order: Organized Crime: Season Two Viewer Votes

Published: September 23, 2021 (Photo: Zach Dilgard/NBC) Could Stabler be in over his head in the second season of the Law & Order: Organized Crime TV show on NBC? As we all know, the Nielsen ratings typically play a big...