We delve into stories that inspire us—from the details behind our candles, to the facets of scents, and the people that inspire us.
Festive Figures: The Spiritual Significance of Evergreens from Christmas to the National Park System Read
We examine how evergreen trees have shaped the Yuletide season — and the formation of the U.S. National Park System.Read
The Outside Comes In: How Biophilic Buildings Bring Mother Nature to the Big City Read
Rustic Wood Cabin gets us thinking about eco-friendly architecture that brings people back to nature.Read
Talking Flowers and Flowers That Talk: Plant Communication From Floriography to the Wood Wide Web Read
The vocabulary of plants? It turns out flowers have a lot to say — literally and figuratively.Read
The Great Carbon Sink in the Sea: Geoengineering, Seaweed, and the Race to Beat Climate Change Read
We celebrate seaweed’s role in fighting climate change through natural growth and geoengineering.Read
Cleanliness Is Next to Godliness: Why Being Clean Feels So Good
We uncover the religious, moral, and ethical impact of our cultural interest in cleanliness.
Green Oasis: The Revolutionary Birth and Life of the Farmers’ Market
At the unassuming farmers’ market, there’s more than meets the eye.Read
Romancing the Fig: What One Fruit Can Tell Us About Love, Life, and Human Civilization
We stop to consider the fruit that may have kick-started human evolution: the humble fig.
I Know That Smell: The Connection Between Scent and Learning
We delve into the connection between scent, learning and memory.Read