It did no such thing—but the result has become conventional wisdom nevertheless
New understandings in neurobiology are emerging from experiments on Drosophila, raising hopes the tiny insect will aid insights into human cognition and dementia
The idea that our universe is just part of a much vaster cosmos has a long history—and it’s still very much with us
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Dear Kate, I am an evolutionary psychologist, which, in and of itself, isn’t a bad thing and society largely accepts the need for people like me. However, our evil, feminist, not-patriarchal-enough culture fundamentally doesn’t get me in particular, a special snowflake among evolutionary psycholgoists...
Ok, I admit it. I love snow. There I said it. As a kid growing up in Central New York, we always had plenty of snow thanks to the lake effect off of the Great Lakes.
December 26, 2004 at 7:58:53 local time a strong earthquake hit the island of Sumatra (Indonesia). The magnitude 9.1-9.3 earthquake lasted unusual long with 8-10 minutes and displaced an estimated 1.600 kilometer long segment of the seafloor by 15 meter...
Once, during the long and cold winter nights in the Alps, people gathered around the fireplace to tell each other ancient tales or myths.Some of these myths explain the origin or deal with the curse of glaciers...
When it comes to science, temperature matters. And when it comes to Wisconsin, things get really, really cold. When the temperature drops, the world around us changes in a practical and scientific sense...
Times are tough on planet Earth right now, but at least we don't have a supermassive black hole lurking just over the horizon.A new study suggests that stars near the Milky Way's central black hole may well form planets...
There's a scene in Harper Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird -- one of my all-time favorite novels -- where the little girl-narrator, Scout, sees pretty white snow flakes falling and assumes the world is ending...
Environmentalism, like politics in general, is depressingly polarized these days. On one side, alarmists like the activist Bill McKibben, climatologist James Hansen and blogger Joe Romm warn that if we don't cut way back on fossil fuels—now!—civilization may collapse...
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