In his appearance last week on NPR Science Friday (audio), Columbia University’s Jeffrey Sachs framed the climate challenge not in terms of regulating pollution but rather as an energy and […]
The poisoned candy legend is just one way that American fears manifested: as an easily understood threat to innocence.
With 5,000 square degrees of data, the Dark Energy Survey has something important to say. For as long as humans have been studying the Universe, we’ve yearned to know the answers […]
Sure, Epicureans focused on seeking pleasure – but they also did so much more.
Elon Musk took issue with recent ideas for space exploration from Jeff Bezos.
Are you a maverick or are you a mouse? Author Julian Guthrie brings us one of the great entrepreneurial adventure stories of our time in 'How to Make a Spaceship'.
The Amazon founder's space tourism company launched a surprise test flight last week, reaching 307,000 feet (93,574 meters) with its New Shepard space vehicle.
Fresh off his potential “Colbert Bump,” conceptual artist Jeff Koons took a potential PR black eye this weekend in a New York Times Magazine piece titled “I Was Jeff Koons’s […]
Elena Kagan’s confirmation should hold about as much suspense as the third presidential debate between Barack Obama and John McCain back in the fall of 2008. As in absolutely none. […]
The problem is going to get a lot worse before it gets better, and the decision is all up to SpaceX whether they’ll fix it. On Wednesday morning, January 29, 2020, […]
Retired astronaut Ron Garan believes that before we can begin solving our problems, we must understand our interrelatedness through the "orbital perspective."
It might seem petty and shallow to get upset over a bad gift, but there's often a deeper reason behind the feeling.
Social isolation, back pain, and screen fatigue getting you down?
Time isn't the same for everyone, even on Earth. Flying around the world gave Einstein the ultimate test. No one is immune from relativity.
Presidential gravesites are spread out “democratically” — but this is more by accident than design.
Shoving platelet-rich plasma up your nose might restore your sense of smell after COVID. But whether it actually works still needs to be sniffed out.
After mammoth investments and two decades of anti-aging research, what do immortality proponents have to show for it?
Can electrical stimulation meaningfully substitute for natural touch during a complex task in the real world? We think so.
The idea that the news can make you sick has a long history.
Psychologists often view relationship power imbalances through three unique dynamics.