An alarming book provokes a vision of a world that has solved the problems of global warming and war...
Or should that be Ping-Pong for narcissists?
News outlets that said otherwise are just crying wolf—but they’re not the only ones at fault
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Ever since the Boston Marathon bombings Monday, something has been bothering me. I've tried to put it out of my mind, but I can't. So, perhaps unwisely, I'm going to write about it.We Americans are justifiably outraged at the attacks in Boston, which killed three innocent people and injured many more...
Geologists in the land of the Kangaroo: The first (and forgotten) geological Exploration of Australia
April 19, 1770 British Captain James Cook reached for the first time the south-eastern coast of Australia. The continent of Australia had been "discovered" by Europeans already in 1606, but only in 1642 the size of the new "island" was realized...
A few months ago Joe Hanson premiered his new video series called 'It's Okay To Be Smart', a joint project with PBS Digital Studios. In addition to being a true science geek, Joe has a flashy on-screen charisma that make for some pretty entertaining short films...
I safely arrived to Mororgoro Tanzania on Wednesday afternoon, April 17. While most of my friends in the States and Canada were rising from their sleep, I was happy to see the cloud-covered Uluhuru mountains high in the sky...
Sci is at Neurotic Physiology today, for Friday Weird Science! And today's is a breeze! A breeze to the...nether regions. Why? Because today's paper argues that real men should wear KILTS...
It is in our nature to be self-deficient. This applies initially, chronically and inalienably. Now those once self-evident truths are obscured by errors of biology defying individualism.Though the opposite is often said, no human has ever been “born alone” and survived...
Many North American cities don’t have subways, but that’s not stopping the Internet from imagining what mass transit would look like in some of America’s most car-centric metro areas.Albuquerque, New Mexico doesn’t have a subway system, but if it did, it might look like this:Designer Ben Byrne created the map, imagining his city joining the ranks of world class cities like New York City, Paris, and Seoul...
This post is part of a collaborative narrative series composed of my writing and Chris Arnade's photos exploring issues of addiction, poverty, prostitution and urban anthropology in Hunts Point, Bronx...
Any evolutionary biologist will tell you that flight has evolved independently several times in the history of life on earth, but can they tell you how many times muscle leggings have evolved?...
Sci has a piece up at the Guardian today, talking about a recent flurry of news reports on beer and dopamine. Everyone, get read for MAJOR NEWS. Did you KNOW, that the TASTE of beer increases DOPAMINE!?!?!?Here's a hint...
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