After the wrongful arrest of two black men, the coffee shop chain will be closing down for an afternoon in order to educate up to 175,000 employees on racial bias in the workplace.
A recent poll shows a third of Americans think another civil war is likely. How worried should we be?
The Plasmodium Consortium seeks to get answers to America’s problems from slime molds.
The 'Great Polish Map of Scotland' is the coolest map story you've never heard of.
From the history of LSD to the origins of hip-hop, these 10 documentaries will educate and inspire.
On September 27, 1972, scientists performed the first test of Bell’s inequality. God does play dice with the Universe, after all. One of the most puzzling and counterintuitive aspects of quantum […]
The U.S. has been in a state of continuous armed conflict since 2001, yet Congress has not declared war on a country since 1942. How have several presidents managed to keep sending troops without a declaration of war, and what does this mean for the American people?
Three years after the Charleston massacre, the 'Lost Cause' is still honoured throughout the South – and beyond
Last week, the crew found themselves in the mirror Universe. Here’s what science has to say about that. Star Trek: Discovery entered their midseason hiatus on a terrific cliffhanger: they had […]
Including where to go, and when, for the most spectacular views. Against the backdrop of a dark, clear night sky, you can see the Moon, planets, stars, the Milky Way, […]
The persistent dream of a “gay utopia” is one of the constants in gay and lesbian historical imaginings over the last 200 years. But is it real?
This list of 10 non-winners is 50% women, but 100% outrageous. In science, advances often come in great leaps. In hindsight, it’s easy to identify perhaps hundreds of small steps […]
"The starting point for understanding inequality in the context of human progress is to recognize that income inequality is not a fundamental component of well-being."
"At times, it seems as if we are condemned to try to understand our own time with conceptual frameworks more than half a century old." Historian Niall Ferguson says it's time for an update.
Denying the possibility of immoral actions may be the very basis of our society.
There’s more to powering the world than releasing energy. When it comes to the ultimate dream of clean, efficient, and prolific energy sources, it’s hard to do better than the […]
Jonathon Keats proposes a "Reciprocal Biomimicry Initiative" to help return the favor after taking so many great ideas from them.
Everyone encounters stereotypes. But what you do afterward says something about you
We’re taught that the most massive stars in the Universe all die in supernovae. We were taught wrong. Create a star that’s massive enough, and it won’t go out with a […]
Why the 2017 Nobel Prize isn’t the end, but the start, of something really, really big. “Wormholes are a gravitational phenomena. Or imaginary gravitational phenomena, as the case may be.” –Jonathan […]
His use of the drug may have inspired Dr. Timothy Leary.
A well-deserved award for the discovery over a century in the making. “Well, I walked into Building 20 and looked in at the various little labs. There was a bunch of […]
Author Jonathan Safran Foer on the two surprising qualities successful writers need.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service believes a species of bumble bee – the rusty patched bumble bee – should be under federal protection under the Endangered Species Act.
That number is far bigger than anyone expected, but physics doesn’t lie. “Our first priority was making sure we weren’t fooling ourselves.” –Keith Riles, LIGO team member How many black holes are […]