Some U.S. intelligence operatives have suggested foreign adversaries may be using "directed-energy" weapons against Americans.
On December 19 1972, astronauts Eugene Cernan, Harrison Schmitt and Ronald Evans splashed down safely in the Pacific Ocean, ending the Apollo 17 lunar mission. They were the last people to travel […]
Maps can do more than show us places. They also can help determined people find others long lost, whether birth mothers or fugitive killers.
The results of a recent study counter some common claims found in anti-immigration narratives.
Hope springs eternal.
The majority of countries are democracies. But how many people enjoy democratic rights?
Mental health, healing and pulling together were key themes of 2021, according to the world’s most popular search engine. Google processes billions of requests every day and its Year in Search […]
Israel’s buoyant currency, coupled with increased costs for transport and groceries, saw Tel Aviv jump five places from last year.
A small, Seattle-based study will look to see if the psychedelic can alleviate the pandemic’s mental health impact.
Americans have a lower life expectancy than people in other rich countries despite paying much more for healthcare. We explore the number of factors which might explain this difference.
In the most extreme cases, spiraling prices can lead to a collapse in a currency’s value.
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.
“Think defensively about how you can protect yourself from an almost inevitable attack, rather than assuming you’ll avoid harm.”
GPT-3, which features 175 billion parameters, just might fool you in a conversation.
“To be ignorant of causes is to be frustrated in action.” So wrote Francis Bacon, counsel to Queen Elizabeth I of England and key architect of the scientific method. In […]
Why does Seattle continue to be a place that nurtures the development of breakthrough technologies but not Minneapolis, Memphis, or Minsk?
The results of a recent study suggest that some clinicians might be failing to explore other causes when treating gender dysphoria.
Most “irrecoverable carbon” is concentrated in these tiny bits of the Earth’s land mass. Can we keep it there?
The modern antiracist movement is harming the very people it claims to help, according to the linguist John McWhorter.