In the week following the Friday, Feb. 2 release of the Fourth IPCC report on global climate change, few if any Americans reported that global warming was the issue they […]
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Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Authors Neal Stephenson & Nicole Galland on blurring the lines between science and magic.
As we argue in the Nisbet & Mooney Framing Science thesis, one reason that traditional science communication efforts fail to reach the wider American public is that the media tend […]
That’s Infotainment! Iraq, Anna Nicole, and Astronaut Scandal Dominate Most Heavily Covered Issues Since Start of Year; Global Warming Fails to Place in the Top Ten
The major news organizations, especially the big three cable news networks, need a crash courses in ethics. Given all the major issues taking place in the world, how can they […]
Just how tough is it to sustain news and thereby public attention to the problem of global warming? Exhibit A: The week after the release of the IPCC report, the […]
A conversation with the founder and president of XEODesign.
Has the oldest problem in the book become taboo again? C. Nicole Mason expresses concern over a nation-wide moral failure that is leaving the U.S.'s most vulnerable to struggle in silence.
There's a lot missing from debates and policy surrounding poverty but the biggest deficit, according to Dr C. Nicole Mason, is in honesty. Impoverished people aren't poor because they're lazy, they're poor because social mobility is institutionally suppressed.
Despite a low unemployment rate, all is not well in the United States. Not by a long shot.
Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Joyce Carol Oates on America, idealism, and the shackles we can and can't shake off.
Do big sales and shopping mania keep workers from their families the day after Thanksgiving? That's a common moral high ground, but it ignores the real needs of those on hourly wages.
Spontaneous, deep talk on surprise topics. Author Jodi Picoult and host Jason Gots talk comic books, social justice, and why white Americans need to take the risk (and the consequences) of talking honestly about race and class privilege.
Vivid commercials are incredibly good at tricking the brain's long-term memory center into believing that the scene we just watched on television actually happened. And it happened to us.
It will be able to produce 22 million pounds of cultivated meat annually.
For decades, cinemas have earned more from concessions than ticket sales. But can their current business model survive in the streaming age?
The AI test can be done every night at home while the person is asleep, without even touching their body.
NicoBoard is an app that helps parents make sense of a frightening time.
It's the clitoris, stupid!
How efficiently could quantum engines operate?
The road to happiness is indirect and full of frustration.
Hubble's deepest views of space revealed fewer than 10% of the Universe's galaxies. James Webb will change that forever.
The search for worlds outside our solar system has just turned up a planet, TOI-2257 b, with a truly extreme orbit.
From before the Big Bang to the present day, the Universe goes through many eras. Dark energy heralds the final one.
Previously, only the brightest and most active galaxies could pierce the obscuring wall of cosmic dust. At last, normal galaxies break through.
It had long seemed impossible that supermassive black holes could grow to such enormous sizes. But the biggest problem is now solved.
There are over 100 known elements in the periodic table. These 8 ways of making them account for every one.
There's a big difference between the notions of 'false vacuum' and 'true vacuum' states. Here's why we don't want to live in the former.
The Kalam cosmological argument asserts that everything that exists has a cause, and what caused the Universe? It's got to be God.
The "overview effect," experienced by astronauts when they view the Earth from outer space, irrevocably changes your perspective as a human.
Many contrarians dispute that cosmic inflation occurred. The evidence says otherwise.