Nicholas Kristof

05/21/2015 - 4:18pm

    This is arguably America's greatest hiking trail, a 2,650-mile serpentine path running through desert and wilderness from the Mexican border to the Canadian border. The Pacific Crest Trail meanders through cactus and redwoods, challenging humans with rivers and snowfields, rattlesnakes and bears....

04/30/2015 - 8:52pm

    I am afraid you're eligible to read this column only if you can answer this question faced by eighth graders around the world:

    What is the sum of the three consecutive whole numbers with 2n...

04/30/2015 - 8:11pm

    For the last dozen years, waves of idealistic Americans have campaigned to reform and improve K-12 education.

    Armies of college graduates joined Teach for America. Zillionaires invested in...

04/30/2015 - 8:00pm

    I'm walking in a minefield here in rural Angola, tailing a monster rat.

    This is a Gambian pouched rat, a breed almost 3 feet from nose to tail, the kind of rat that gives cats nightmares. Yet...

04/30/2015 - 7:59pm

    "We are drowning in information, while starving for wisdom."

    That epigram from E.O. Wilson captures the dilemma of our era. Yet the solution of some folks is to disdain wisdom.

04/16/2015 - 5:59pm

    Last fall, President Barack Obama slapped back at critics by citing what he called a foreign-policy success: Yemen.

    Oops. Yemen is now collapsing into civil war, with gains, so far, for both al-...

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