No, Stephen J. Dubner doesn't actually endorse bank robbery. What he does endorse is amusing deconstructions of cultural acts or items — robbing banks, for instance — and analyzing data to stumble upon intriguing...
When we think about ISIS it's important to try to understand what they are and why they're as effective as they are.
Thupten Jinpa explains how recent advances in neuroscience have allowed for a better understanding of the science of compassion.
New robot seeks to bring convenience to your life, and can master new tasks on the fly.
Alas science does not operate outside the human realm, but as an extension of our natural capabilities — the good as well as the bad ones.
New research from Dartmouth shows that obese teens more susceptible to food commercials than non-food commercials compared to their healthy mates.
No more pens wiggling across a piece of paper when an earthquake hits. These days, scientists are using “4-D seismology” to create a dynamic record of our volatile planet.
How the “chaotic” process of plate tectonics works, and why scientists are getting better at predicting major shakeups.
From Haiti to Chile, China to California, earthquakes have dominated recent news. Is this a pattern or a fluke? And where might the next one hit?
The chances of “The Big One” hitting California in the next few decades is near 100%. The only questions are—how big, and when?
For both citizens and government, diligent preparations can make the difference between “ho-hum” and disaster.
Both countries were struck by massive earthquakes, yet the scale of tragedy in Haiti was far worse. What happened in each case, and what lessons can be learned from the comparison?
No, earthquakes aren’t caused by global warming. But popular confusion about them provides a rare opportunity for science to conduct meaningful conversations with the public.
Arthur Lerner-Lam has been through quakes, but never big ones. He wonders whether the “visceral feel” of a major shakeup should be a required part of every seismologist’s training.