∆G = ∆H - T∆S is one of the most abstract formulas in science, but it is also one of the most important. Without it, life cannot exist.
Life arose on Earth very early on. After a few billion years, here we are: intelligent and technologically advanced. Where's everyone else?
In the most extreme cases, spiraling prices can lead to a collapse in a currency’s value.
Digital currencies are set to upend paper currencies, but it likely won't be the decentralized utopia some hope it will be.
Driving Teslas and planting trees are nice, but methane reduction, industrial efficiency, carbon removal, and a moderate carbon tax are the most efficient ways to fight climate change.
How can you "touch the Sun" if you've always been inside the solar corona, yet will never reach the Sun's photosphere?
Harnessing the power of emotional intelligence in the workplace can improve both employee and operational performance.
Successful constructive criticism is as much about mindset as methods.
A newly discovered “ultrahot Jupiter” has the shortest orbit of any known gas giant.
From exoplanets to supermassive black holes to the first stars and galaxies, Webb will show us the Universe as we've never seen it before.
Personality is not set in stone. If you don’t like some aspect of it, you can work to change it — "fake it till you make it."
Many of his criticisms ring true today.
Many of the furniture giant’s products are named after Swedish locations. Not everyone is happy about that.
After more than two decades of precision measurements, we've now reached the "gold standard" for how the pieces don't fit.
Tusks suddenly became a liability, even though in natural circumstances, tusks are very useful.
For such a near-universal concept, the definition of "heroism" is difficult to pin down.
What was this mammoth tusk doing on the ocean floor 150 miles from land?
Hit shows are like societal mirrors, capable of reflecting the cultural zeitgeist whose likeness they try to record.
After decades of development, whether NASA's Webb succeeds or fails all comes down to five critical milestones that are only days away.
One patient’s surprising results have experts cautiously optimistic.
“Think defensively about how you can protect yourself from an almost inevitable attack, rather than assuming you’ll avoid harm.”
Life largely owes its existence to this equation. Be sure to hug your house plant today.
Memory errors may actually indicate a way in which the human cognitive system is “optimal” or “rational.”
The scientists are headed "straight to the FDA" to begin human trials.