On May 4, 1970, the National Guard shot and killed four students during an anti-war protest. The massacre went on to change American culture forever.
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Way back in 1965, the soon-to-be founder of Intel, Gordon Moore, published a paper predicting that the number of transistors that could fit on a computer chip would double every […]
Professional bodybuilders say the amount of muscle Jake Gyllenhaal gained in six months is impossible without the use of performance enhancing drugs.
‘The New Yorker’ Earthquake Warning. Another Alarm About ‘The Big One’ That Doesn’t Explain Why We Aren’t Alarmed.
A terrific story about the physical threat of a major earthquake in the Pacific Northwest fails to explain why people don't seem alarmed. That lack of alarm puts the public at risk as much as the shaking Earth itself, and should be part of the story.
Science and all of society benefit from an informed and knowledgeable public, yet not enough academics are recognized by scientific bodies for their contributions to popular writing.
When seeking intellectual stimulation on the Internet, TED can be regarded as one of those special “signals within the noise”. The site releases one talk a day, helping to create […]
Pessimism sounds smart. Optimism sounds dumb. Don’t fall for it, says Wired’s Kevin Kelly.
Instead of worshipping Yahweh, the devotees were perhaps dedicated to Mars and Jupiter.
Our society mostly emphasizes developing logical, procedural thinking skills, but this isn't the only way to come up with great ideas.
Over the past 50 years, 27 leap seconds have been added to our time.
After 10,000 years of civilization, have we figured out what virtue is?
Elon Musk, Jack Dorsey, Steve Jobs, Elizabeth Holmes – are these celebrity CEOs good for their business?
Colors can influence your emotions and behaviors, but "color psychology" yields no real insight into your personality.
Pro-athletes are entertainers. Being healthy means something else.
A doctor once joked that statins will be added to the water supply. Humor aside, the data shows that statins really are a "wonder drug."
Over time, the Universe becomes less dominated by dark matter and more dominated by dark energy. Is one transforming into the other?
How much we enjoy a conversation can all be a matter of timing — specifically, how long it takes us to respond to what was just said.
Too few babies — not overpopulation — is likely to be a major problem this century.
Dunbar's number is a popular estimate for the maximum size of social groups. But new research suggests that it's a fictitious number based on flimsy data and bad theory.
UNC School of Medicine researchers identified the amino acid responsible for the trip.
A team at Mount Sinai has discovered the neural mechanism behind social isolation.
Apparently the Catholic Church is a small business.
Building a personal connection with students can counteract some negative side effects of remote learning.
It could be the most spectacular annular eclipse of the decade.
Did you know that shifting to a positive perspective on aging can add 7.5 years to your life? Or that there is a provable U-curve of happiness that shows people get happier after age 50?
Expert opinion is divided on how effective riots can be on causing social change. However, these five examples show they can do something.
When the COVID-19 crisis is over, how will education have changed? Will we have made the most of this moment?
I’m a small business owner in New York City. Until the CARES Act was passed, which offered loans to small businesses affected by the COVID-19 crisis, I’d forgotten my bank […]
Human-challenge trials are not without risk, but they could speed up the process.
The system can even be designed to send alerts to employees when they've come too close to a coworker.