Rushdie was heavily criticized by figures across the political spectrum for being offensive. People tried to “cancel” Rushdie long before that term was invented.
Freethink's weekly countdown of the biggest space news, featuring Starship's second test flight, a new "dark mysteries" telescope, and more.
There is currently no easy way to treat high Lp(a). A single shot could change that.
The Big Bang theory is not threatened, but astrophysicists have some explaining to do.
"I grew up in New Jersey in the 1970s and that experience gave me everything I needed to become a skeptic."
The paper does not prove the existence of dark matter, but it mostly eliminates a rival theory called Modified Newtonian Dynamics.
The first human trial of base editing delivered strong results along with some safety concerns.
Decades ago, a disaster left three million acres of land uninhabitable and killed between 85,600 and 240,000 people. Chernobyl? No. Banqiao dam in China.
Pugs are funny and cute, but that is because we have bred them intentionally to have debilitating genetic mutations. Is that ethical?
"Less is better" is not a catchy marketing slogan, but one doctor who didn't shower for five years thinks there's a lot of truth to it.
Chemists could replace bubbling flasks with tumbling ball mills.
This new geologic activity could be part of a thousand-year cycle, ushering in a new era of volcanism on the island.
A unique combination of DNA and silica is the strongest known material for its density (but you’ll need a lot of it before you can build a suit from it).
The miniaturization of particle accelerators could disrupt medical science.
Scientists will be able to make detailed "Claymation-like" movies of chemical reactions.
Two of the answers add a dimension to physics that doesn’t belong there. Maybe we could call it "astrotheology."
Bang bang all over the Universe.
While executive function matures between 18 and 20 years of age, the brain keeps changing long afterward.
Light can be turned into heat, which can then be turned into motion, and the effect of that motion can be turned into a big squeeze.
We need a hypothesis that accounts for both the fine-tuning of physics for life but also the arbitrariness and gratuitous suffering we find in the world.