Spaceguard shows that we can manage risks to the extinction of humanity — if only we put our mind to it.
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"We can't allow people to get sick," President Donald Trump said from the Oval Office.
The Knights Templar were not only skilled fighters, but also clever bankers who played a crucial role in the development of Europe’s financial systems.
Art criticism is inherently subjective. Still, many critics have tried to make a case for why some of the world’s most celebrated books are in fact terribly written.
We don’t understand why loneliness is bad for us if all we can say is that it hurts.
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Time will tell what the reign of Charles III will look like, but one thing is for sure: the “new Elizabethan age” is long gone.
There are different types of atheism and atheists. In general, they can be classified as the non-religious, the non-believers, and agnostics.
Hoarders know their habits are abnormal, and yet they cannot help themselves. Maybe you can help them.
Two Williams pioneered geological mapping in Britain and the United States - but the world only remembers one.
Most cities reeked of death, defecation, and industrial waste. Still, focusing only on stench means turning a blind eye (or nose) to the many other smells that helped shape human history.
Science cannot be isolated from culture.
The human brain makes a striking deviation from the normal building plan.
Listening to some songs can cause a powerful physiological response known as "frisson." What is it, and why does it happen?
"Deepfakes" and "cheap fakes" are becoming strikingly convincing — even ones generated on freely available apps.
Solving difficult visual puzzles seems to help the brain "rewire" itself by forming new neural pathways.
All of these conflicts have a long history. They may also have a long future.
How drugs, demons, and the search for immortality gave us words we use everyday.
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Once science operations begin for James Webb, we'll never look at the Universe the same way again. Here's what everyone should know.
The past ~4 billion years have been an incredibly successful, unbroken run for life on Earth. The future won't be nearly so bright.
What good is a conspiracy theory you can't profit from?
Psychedelics are going mainstream. Here's your reading list.
A new study found that personality growth in young adults predicted career benefits such as income, degree attainment, and job satisfaction.
They came from different places and with different ideas, which still resonate today.
The view from beyond Pluto is far enough from Earth that we can see the stars shift. NASA’s New Horizons, humanity’s first spacecraft to encounter Pluto, is more than 4.3 billion […]
Picking up the thread of a conversation they started two decades ago in Jerusalem, with some help from Lenny Bruce, philosopher Martha Nussbaum, and other influences along the way, host Jason Gots and Williams College professor Jeffrey Israel go deep on private grievances, public life, and where the two overlap.
Can passenger airships make a triumphantly 'green' comeback?
The banality-of-evil thesis was a flashpoint for controversy.
We’ve come fantastically far in our understanding of the distant Universe. Here’s how we’ll go even farther. Sometime in 2021, NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope will launch, deploy, and begin science […]