Articles by

Sujata Gupta

Nostalgia may have bona fide benefits in hard times, like the pandemic

Over 300 years ago, Swiss physician Johannes Hofer observed disturbing behaviors among Swiss mercenaries fighting in far-flung...

Perspective-changing experiences, good or bad, can lead to richer lives

In December, my husband, our 5-year-old daughter and I tested positive for COVID-19. Life, already off-kilter, lurched....

How extreme heat from climate change distorts human behavior

On a sweltering summer afternoon almost a decade ago, Meenu Tewari was visiting a weaving company in...

How science overlooks Asian Americans

For years, sociologist ChangHwan Kim has sought to characterize the lives and experiences of Asian Americans. Gatekeepers...

50 years ago, scientists predicted steady U.S. population growth

Information outflow – Science News, June 5, 1971 The United States’ population is growing at a...

Small bribes may help people build healthy handwashing habits

Good habits are hard to adopt. But a little bribery can go a long way. That’s the...

People add by default even when subtraction makes more sense

Picture a bridge made of Legos. One side has three support pieces, the other two. How would...

Redefining ‘flesh-colored’ bandages makes medicine more inclusive

When Linda Oyesiku was a child, she skinned her knee on her school’s playground. The school nurse...