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, […]
"The Man in the High Castle" may be the most beloved alternate history book, but it is not the most historically accurate.
Data scientists first gained prominence by making us click on ads — now the profession spans a multiverse.
As Abraham Lincoln famously said, “If you want to test a man’s character, give him power and a plate of cookies.” (Something like that.)
In 1934, American Communists translated a Stalinist book about revolution into a children’s game. Curiously, it didn't catch on.
To do more, it sometimes pays to do nothing at all.
By developing skills like divergent thinking and collaboration in the workforce, creativity training has the potential to unlock revolutionary ideas.
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?