Long-overdue research about, legalization of, and enthusiasm for therapeutic psychedelics are spreading.
Ideas for increasing civic pluralism, rebooting institutional independence, and building a better media
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Ghana joins 123 other nations in ending capital punishment, as the practice quickly (and quietly) recedes.
Dramatic progress in sub-Saharan Africa means it could be possible, soon.
New data show that the change since 2000 is in the hundreds of millions.
Dropping emissions, free diapers, and tiny homes for veterans are just a handful of good things happening in the United States right now.
We are now seeing the results of conservation efforts to save endangered species.
Plus, wins for pregnant women and women who don’t want to get pregnant.
Isn't real. We tend to view the past through rose-colored glasses, but humans are not demonstrably worse than they used to be.
With new tools and better data, we're slowly sending a global scourge into remission.