List of Sightlines articles
Can Stories About Food Upend Familiar Narratives of War?
Refugees are often portrayed as helpless victims — reporting on culture and cuisine is one way to tell the whole story.
As Environmental Catastrophe Looms, Is it Ethical to Have Children?
Two philosophers discuss the morality of family planning in the age of climate change.
Innovations: How Taking Mug Shots of Fish Can Save the Species
A database of fish faces, electrode-outfitted headphones, and a new twist on the tourniquet.
The Exchange: Why Americans Can’t Cope With Trauma
Writers Meghan O'Rourke and Hanya Yanagihara explore death and grief in the Facebook age.
Innovations: How to Live Like Matt Damon in ‘The Martian’
A super-powered micro-animal, a hacker-proof grid, and more.
Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump Have Made Bank On the Speaking Circuit. They Aren’t the Only Ones.
Just a single speech from Snoop Dogg, Jon Stewart, or Jodie Foster could rake in more than $50,000.
Innovations: Can China’s Super-Sensitive New Telescope Talk to E.T.?
Plus, a sub that stays dry, a B2-inspired battery, and a DNA scanner that catches poachers red-handed.
By monopolizing the mining of rare-earth metals, China could dictate the future of high-tech.
Innovations: Why the Future of War Might Look Like Vegas
A naval laser light show, a cactus-inspired hydrogen car, and a new way to keep space clean.
The Exchange: When Do African Problems Need African Solutions?
Ameenah Gurib-Fakim and Ory Okolloh discuss the continent's brain drain and debate the best ways to keep talent at home.
The Exchange: Are Journalists Checking their Privilege When Covering Refugees?
Tobias Zielony and Anna Badkhen on the displaced, the Global South, and what Africans misunderstand about their peers who’ve made it to Germany.