Scientific certainty survival kit: How to push back against skeptics who exploit uncertainty for political gain
When reading critiques that inflate the uncertainty of science, ask these 7 questions.
Hybrid animals emere when two different species from the same family reproduce. For many years, the kunga’s lineage was just another genetic mystery.
Most things in the world can be seen in surprisingly different ways.
The first personality tests revolved around assessing people’s reactions to ambiguous and often unsettling images. Today, the gold standard is a barrage of questions.
Shooting star or piece of space dust?
Stockholm Syndrome is the most famous of 10 psychological disorders named after world cities. Most relate to tourism or hostage-taking.
This flying car — more properly called an "electric vertical takeoff and landing (eVTOL) vehicle" — will seat five and fly up to 135 mph.
People around the world, mostly Generation Z, are obsessed with the look and feel of gothic, elitist universities. Why?
It has been 50 years since an American has claimed the title of World Chess Champion. Will it ever happen again?
Impressive but deadly physics underlie catastrophic eruptions.
A boy in Germany seems to be the first person to be cured of a rare and painful skin condition commonly called "butterfly disease."
In terms of the planets we've discovered, super-Earths are by far the most common. What does that mean for the Universe?
Regret isn't just unpleasant, it's unhealthy.
Some U.S. intelligence operatives have suggested foreign adversaries may be using "directed-energy" weapons against Americans.
We are generally taught that there is an arc of history — an inevitable path of progress that leads to modern society. Maybe it isn't true.
The book "The Genesis Machine" outlines the promise and peril of synthetic biology, a powerful tool that will allow us to program life like a computer.
Pizzanomics isn't an official field of research, but it can save you big money.
On the largest scales, galaxies don't simply clump together, but form superclusters. Too bad they don't remain bound together.
Blended learning reflects how people learn and develop naturally every day. Here's how to put it into practice.
It is time to give the Russian cosmologist the credit he deserves.
People who visit Florence seem strangely susceptible to Stendhal syndrome, which is blamed on an overwhelming sense of awe.
With a new telescope on the horizon, we reflect on the best pictures of space that came before.