Some analysts predict that Amazon's revenue will double over the next five years.
You can buy over 400,000 products tagged “witch” on Etsy, from candles to spell bottles to pentagram necklaces.
Humanity is poised to pass the 8 billion milestone mid-November, but population growth is actually slowing down.
Planets can create nuclear power on their own, naturally, without any intelligence or technology. Earth already did: 1.7 billion years ago.
Here's why mega-eruptions like the ones that covered North America in ash are the least of your worries.
Technology designed to listen for atomic bombs can also hear tornadoes.
A puzzling — and huge — break in the geological record finally might be explained.
One bill hopes to repeal the crime of selling sex and expand social services; the other would legalize the entire sex trade.
Artists and fans are the big losers as bot-powered scalpers make a killing.
If you think it expanded faster than light-speed, you need to read this. If the Universe is 13.8 billion years old, and the speed of light is truly our cosmic speed […]
Altria Group Inc., maker of Marlboro cigarettes, said it's taking a 45 percent stake in Cronos Group, a major Canadian medical and recreational marijuana provider.
Planets can ‘discover’ nuclear power on their own, naturally, without any intelligence. Earth did it 1.7 billion years before humans. If you were hunting for alien intelligence, looking for a surefire […]
This independent zone, with its own regulations and social norms, will be built from scratch on 10,231 square miles of untouched land at a cost of $500 billion.
For the first time, we’ve seen neutron stars merge. At last, the gravitational and electromagnetic sky are one. “It’s becoming clear that in a sense the cosmos provides the only laboratory […]
Poop, soup, books — repeat. Who could forget that montage? Here are the key takeaways from the first episode of Game of Thrones season 7, which crashed the HBO website like wildfire taking down the Sept.
He created Windows and made billions of dollars. But that wouldn't have happened if it weren't for a few small things in his early life.
Responding to the shooting of a gorilla at the Cincinnati Zoo, Bill Nye says the treatment of animals in zoos is plainly unethical. Yet zoos do have a role in maintaining the health of ecosystems.
For the May/June issue of Canada’s Policy Options magazine, I contributed an article adapted from my Spring 2013 Shorenstein Center paper examining the career of environmental writer and activist Bill McKibben. With anticipation building over Obama’s […]
Harvard Shorenstein Paper on “Nature’s Prophet: Bill McKibben as Journalist, Public Intellectual and Activist”
In a paper released today by Harvard University, I analyze the career of writer-turned-activist Bill McKibben and his impact over the past 20 years on the climate change debate. Below is […]
Their YouTube channel is within a few million views of one billion, a first for any nonprofit organization. It also makes a point about the evolution of children's media.
[Editor’s Note: It’s happening again. I hadn’t gotten any of these messages since last year, and I was starting to hope that the wormhole, or whatever strange conduit it was, […]
A new study is out that shows the influence of the oil and gas lobby over Congress, especially when it comes to approving the Keystone XL pipeline from Canada to the Gulf.
What is the structure of a caldera ... and if Yellowstone's magma was making its way to the surface, what might we expect to see as harbingers of eruption?
The swarm marches on ... but the pattern seems to show that the earthquakes are pretty much staying put around 10-11 km depth.