A Swiss scientist identifies the top predator in the world in a new study.
This could revolutionize organ transplants, grafts, prostheses, and implants.
Psychologists sort human personalities into five traits, each of which you can score high or low on.
Memes have the potential to make people laugh, but when they're used for evil?
Given all the animals that have gone extinct during Earth's 4.5 billion year history, Bill Nye would venture back to the 1700s to revive a lovable lost sea animal then living off the coast of Alaska.
The first clinical trials on humans of CRISPR-Cas9-edited genes has begun in China.
An anthropologist weighs in on how dating apps like Tinder and online dating sites change the way we love.
Amphibians are disappearing across the world — species are becoming extinct thanks to a fungus spread through human disruption. The Book of Frogs, by biologist Timothy Halliday, commemorates these creatures, which soon may slip into the pages of history.
Few maximize. Most muddle. So why do economists mainly model the happy few? It makes the math easier, but risks misusing the massive power of markets. Perhaps, like the muddling masses, they should use less math and more logic.
Hello Barbie, the new interactive doll from Mattel, has some security flaws. As the Internet of Things becomes a reality, manufacturers must make security a priority.
How can we get kids to drink more water?
Emerging marijuana conglomerates will use the same tactics as Big Tobacco to sell addictive substances to any market it can, including minors, argues former Rhode Island Congressman Patrick Kennedy.
The surge in devices marketed towards children is creating a corresponding demand for testers in target age ranges. One enterprising 11-year-old even heads a startup that charges companies for access to his groups of young consultants.
A spellbinding case of justified paranoia is documented this week in the New Yorker. Researcher Tyrone Hayes upset the manufacturer of the second most popular herbicide in the US (since […]
Using less math and more logic, we can model the muddling masses. Reality’s richer patterns require better metaphors and methods.
No snark, no sarcasm, no judgement, just the genuine, honest answers to 22 creationist messages. “In science it often happens that scientists say, ‘You know that’s a really good argument; […]
The project, called RoomE, uses off-the-shelf hardware and custom-designed software to create an environment in which the computer is always watching and responds to both voice and gesture commands.
All for Earth and Earth for All: Robbie Schingler’s Quest to Bring Satellite Imagery to the Public Domain
One company intends to shake things up by making images of our world’s surface available to all.
Artist Charles Krafft’s enjoyed a dark, edgy, “don’t you see the irony” reputation for more than 20 years now. Krafft’s Nazi-inspired ceramics (such as his portrait bust of Adolf Hitler’s […]
The idea of forgery resonates more than ever today in a culture in which "the open exchange of ideas has been rebranded as piracy."
The introduction of tablets to the kindergarten crowd sounds like a phenomenal opportunity to assert the leading role of American innovation.