Marc Sollinger

Woman in a gym on an exercise machine

What’s the point of exercise?


The science behind why you’re sweating away on a stationary bike.

A close up of broccoli crowns

The other pandemic worsening coronavirus? Obesity.

Health & Medicine
An H&M store in New York.

Why ‘fast fashion’ might need to slow down

a premature baby in an incubator

The fake doctor who saved thousands of babies

Health & Medicine
Sketch of an ocean steamer passing the Statue of Liberty. 1887. Credit: The Library of Congress

How did it come to this? The evolution of immigration.

a man looks at an algorithm on a computer screen

Can an algorithm keep kids safe?


There are four million referrals to child welfare services in America every year. How should cities and states decide which ones to respond to?

A desk full of food, keyboard, coffee and other stuff.

The health risks of a toxic workplace


Our jobs can have a major impact on our health. Toxic management causes 120,000 excess deaths a year in the United States, according to one scholar.

An architectural 3-D model of a cotton mill

From Ford to Foxconn: A history of factories


Factories created the modern world, sometimes in ways that are rarely discussed.

A man holds a laptop computer as cyber code is projected on him in this illustration.

Will Russia get involved in the 2018 elections?

Global Politics

Russian meddling didn’t end after Trump was inaugurated. Peter Singer takes us inside Russia’s plans for 2018.

Garry Kasparov faced off against Deep Blue, IBM’s chess-playing computer in 1997. Deep Blue was able to imagine an average of 200,000,000 positions per second. Kasparov ended up losing the match.

Garry Kasparov and the game of artificial intelligence


In 1997, chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov seemed invincible. But after playing the IBM computer Deep Blue, everything changed.