David Clark Scott, The Christian Science Monitor

David Clark Scott

The Christian Science Monitor

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Past articles by David Clark:

Ford accelerates toward an electric vehicle future

The CEO of Ford told its car dealers they have until Oct. 31 to commit to selling electric vehicles – or else. → Read More

Bear witness: Compassion at the forest’s edge

How a Monitor photographer found herself feeding a wild black bear named Cedric while on assignment in Minnesota → Read More

A lesson in courage from Ukraine

Nelson Mandela once said, “Courage is not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it.” → Read More

Why endangered bird songs soar to top of Australia’s music charts

An album featuring an ensemble of 53 endangered birds has overtaken Taylor Swift and Michael Bublé on Australia’s Top 50 chart. → Read More

Christmas generosity: How a community helps an IHOP waitress

A waitress at an Atlanta IHOP was the recipient of more than $9,000, thanks to the initial kindness of one customer. → Read More

What a 12-year-old can teach us about empathy and kindness

Twelve-year-old Daisy Hampton’s mission is to forge friendships with peers who have disabilities and help close the digital access gap for kids who face income inequality. Hosted by Dave Scott. → Read More

Baseball’s Shohei Ohtani: Challenging the limits of what’s possible

This season, the Los Angeles Angels player was one of the best hitters and pitchers in baseball – a feat not seen since Babe Ruth in 1918. → Read More

On Inspiration4 mission, a poet champions diversity in space

On Wednesday evening, SpaceX plans to launch the first all-civilian crew into Earth’s orbit. A space template for inclusion? → Read More

Why the NFL is taking a stand on taunting

As the NFL season opens Thursday, the most popular sport in America vows to enforce a modest standard for good sportsmanship. → Read More

Aleksandr Sorokin’s new ultramarathon record. Powered by sisu?

When a Lithuanian ultramarathoner set a new world record for a 24-hour run, we wondered what fuels that kind of perseverance. → Read More

After weekend flooding, Tennesseans step up to help

On Saturday, record rainfall produced devastating flooding in three counties. We look at how Tennesseans responded. → Read More

For Maine restaurant host, a $100 tip and an apology

A dinner guest at the Union Bluff Hotel got angry after waiting for a table. But what he did two weeks later offers a lesson in making amends. → Read More

A bottle of water, and a chain reaction of kindness

What happens when one Florida woman’s act of compassion runs afoul of another’s opinion about helping someone experiencing homelessness? → Read More

How would you describe the girls of the Tokyo Olympics?

Stereotypes about masculine and feminine qualities persist, but the Tokyo Olympic Games offer a vivid counterpoint. → Read More

For Katie Ledecky, it takes grandparents to win Olympic gold

Two U.S. athletes with high expectations at the Tokyo Olympics are gymnast Simone Biles and swimmer Katie Ledecky. A look at the mental side of sports. → Read More

After 60 years of persistence, Wally Funk becomes an astronaut

Wally Funk applied to be a NASA astronaut four times. Each time she was denied. But today she rode a Blue Origin rocket into space. → Read More

Lessons from Iceland on working smarter, not longer

A 35-hour workweek in Iceland was a huge success in terms of productivity and work-life balance, concludes a four-year study. → Read More

An American tennis player's journey of hope

Frances Tiafoe staged a major upset victory at the Wimbledon tennis tournament as he adds a new chapter to his rags-to-riches story. → Read More

Why high court ‘shutout’ may accelerate fairer pay in college sports

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled decisively against an NCAA rule restricting pay for student athletes. The race to pay them more money is already underway. → Read More

No more sticky stuff? A move to put fairness back on the pitcher’s mound.

Not since 1968 have pitchers had such a dominant year in Major League Baseball. But the league is now cracking down on a type of cheating. → Read More