Arpan Bhattacharyya is a writer living in Maryland. He also works in theatre in Washington DC. In the evenings, he can be found performing stand-up comedy. His interests include philosophy, literature, film, activism, and science.
President Trump disagrees with scientific consensus on a number of issues, and currently there are no scientists in the Senate. But geneticist Dr. Michael Eisen plans to change that in 2018.
The Mayan Riviera contains the largest coral reef in the Western Hemisphere. However, commonplace cosmetic products used by tourists threaten its health. A local couple is working hard to change that.
A careful analysis by two economists finds that phony journalism had little influence on voters and the outcome of the election.
Rates of crime and recidivism in America are very high. One Cleveland-based French restaurant, however, leads the way in helping ex-cons to thrive and not reoffend after their sentences.
Astronomers have discovered a new kind of galaxy that raises many questions, and perhaps paves the way for answers about galaxy formation.
The Antipode may one day revolutionize your commute. It would be 10 times faster than the Concorde and take you across the ocean before you could finish an episode of The Simpsons.
Are people with blatantly un-scientific views stupid? The authors of Denying to the Grave: Why We Ignore the Facts That Will Save Us have a different view.
A recent tweet from Donald Trump plummeted the value of Lockheed Martin's stocks. What implications does this hold about the economic influences of social media?
Donald Trump campaigned on the imperative to bring back jobs for Americans. He should turn to Elon Musk to succeed on his aims.
The surgeon general is pleading for a fundamental shift in how we think about addiction.