The media manage to be consistently unfair to the former Alaska governor — gossipy and hostile in their reportage, hysterical and condescending in their commentary — even as they follow her every move with a fascination bordering on obsession. Palin, meanwhile, officially despises the “lamestream” media. But press coverage — good, bad, whatever — is clearly the oxygen she craves. And her Twitter account reads like a constant plea for the most superficial sort of media attention. It’s a grim spectacle on both sides, and last week’s pointless controversy was a particularly low point.
They say that nobody understands quantum mechanics. But thanks to these three pioneers in quantum entanglement, perhaps we do.
There were many other species of human on the planet. Svante Pääbo discovered one of them.
When you don’t have enough clues to bring your detective story to a close, you should expect that your educated guesses will all be wrong.
The idea that we’re happier at the beginning and end of our lives is really just a comforting myth.
The key to curbing sugar intake may lie in the gut rather than our tastebuds.