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This incredible video of a family stumbling on a whale trapped in a fishing net in the Sea of Cortez will put a smile on your face. Michael Fishbach, a conservationist […]
Malicious computer attacks act a lot like Michael Jackson fans. And in the digital age, both can have quite the ripple effect. Since the King of Pop’s passing on Thursday […]
This everyday electrical phenomenon had no widely accepted scientific explanation — perhaps, until now.
How long should one wait until an idea like string theory, seductive as it may be, is deemed unrealistic?
Humans churn out about 30 gigatons (30,000,000,000 tons) of material every year.
Some people choose alternatives to masks for comfort. A study shows the difference in effectiveness.
The history of life on Earth took many meandering turns before it gave rise to us. When Earth first formed, all the raw ingredients for life — atoms, molecules, a potentially habitable planet […]
She met mere mortals with and without the Vatican's approval.
Patients with lung disease could find relief by breathing in messenger RNA molecules.
The New York Times published an opinion column written by an anonymous “senior official in the Trump administration,” a rare move that's sparked theories as to who the author might be.
Louie Psihoyos — the director of the Academy Award-winning documentary The Cove — is scouting out locations for his latest project, a real-life dolphin sanctuary.
The Nonhuman Rights Project turns to philosophy to persuade courts to honor chimpanzees’ rights.
For the first time, I genuinely enjoyed the new series. There’s been one question that’s bothered me in every episode since Star Trek: Discovery began: why would anyone want to be […]
Just as the collective ruckus of science deniers hits its peak, Netflix announces a date for 'Bill Nye Saves the World', a heroic new show that will answer the most pressing science questions of our era.
Skeptic Michael Shermer presents ten major arguments for the existence of God — and counters each one.
We sometimes get risk wrong. We fear some things more than the evidence says we need to, and some things less than the evidence says we should. […]
“When people have problems exercising self-control, restricting their choices can, in some cases, leave them more freedom to choose.”
Today, oceans are much louder than they used to be, and the noise is putting marine mammals' ecosystems in danger. The US is beginning what could be the world's largest shushing effort.
What if you could bottle President Obama's famous cool, Lady Gaga's style and Michael Phelps's athleticism? An experimental philosopher is attempting to do just that. Sort of.
Has the Occupy Wall Street movement, which started as a leaderless group of several hundred protestors in lower Manhattan rallying against the failed policies of the federal government and corporate […]
A DIALOGUE BETWEEN JASON SILVA AND TECHNO-ECOLOGIC SCHOLAR RICHARD DOYLE Richard Doyle also goes by mobius, an indicator of just how important interconnections are to him – and how transformative, […]
Things have been exciting in Hawai`i lately – and today is no exception. The crater vent inside at Pu`u O`o collapsed in spectacular fashion this evening, with the whole crust […]
Where did the week go? Some news! Webcams: Eruptions readers have been keeping an eye on a lot of volcanoes lately – and it sounds like it has paid off. […]
The War of the Worlds dramatization that aired October 30, 1938 has been called “the most famous radio show of all time.”
Nanotechnology, when perfected, may lead to developments including robotic muscles, solar cells, or synthetic muscles for humans.
When Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the so-called “underwear bomber,” was arrested for trying to blow up a plane headed for Detroit on Christmas Day, the Obama administration was quickly attacked for […]