What's behind the epidemic of chronic disease in America? Annika returns to welcome us to the Inflammatory Industrial Complex.
38 min read
The Road Is An Ecological Trap: An Interview with Ben Goldfarb
The road: evolutionary influence, ecological trap, and equal-opportunity killer. Journalist Ben Goldfarb explains.
27 min read
How To Cook A Mammoth
A new paper suggests that fire helped kill off Los Angeles' megabseasts. Humans might have lit the match.
17 min read
One Trillion Fires
Science writer John Vaillant tells us why we're thinking of fossil fuels all wrong
27 min read
Are We Wrong About the American Horse?
New findings push back the origins of American horse culture. The secret? Knowing what questions to ask.
25 min read
Decline and Fall Free: Purge Night
Anakin Skywalker falls, leading us to ask: what does it really take to commit an atrocity?
18 min read
Decline and Fall: The Turning Point
Revenge of the Sith ends. We contemplate the nature of coups, purges, and what it actually means to fall.
51 min read
Inaugurating the Cabinet of Curiosity
Ape gestures, urban evolution, and virus eaters: Heat Death launches a new science digest.
7 min read
The Ringmasters: An Interview with Abraham Josephine Riesman
On wrestling, the post-truth carnival, and the latent fascism of Vince McMahon
19 min read
Festival of Fires
Difficult heroes, failed rebellions, and how to rebuild a religion
20 min read