The FAA is not amused by flame-throwing drones.
Can changing who delivers your electricity to you solve a slew of problems?
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In any sufficiently large protest, police officers may "kettle" protesters. Critics say it violates human rights, while advocates claim its one of the few safe tools available to police during a protest.
We’ve come fantastically far in our understanding of the distant Universe. Here’s how we’ll go even farther. Sometime in 2021, NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope will launch, deploy, and begin science […]
Is it time media outlets stop publishing the names and photographs of mass shooters?
And Dr. Jill Tarter never once lost her composure. One of the most fascinating questions in all of science is: “are we alone?” Since our distant ancestors first gazed at […]
In the 1980's, Northeast Portland was a black neighborhood hustling to survive. Today, it's full of pilates studios and handlebar moustaches. As a writer, professor, and former inmate, Mitchell S. Jackson has lived in and learned from both worlds. In SURVIVAL MATH, he puts the pieces together.
If economic growth knowingly increases mass-scale suffering, can we stop chasing it?
It increases their brains' gray matter volume.
Three great things all align this August, making the Perseids a can’t-miss show. Here’s how to take advantage. When it comes to meteor showers, we have these dazzling pictures in […]
How many potentially habitable planets are there? We sincerely don’t know. One of the most compelling scientific goals humanity has set for itself is to find extraterrestrial life: biological activity originating […]
A definition of death is surprisingly malleable, leading to complications when it comes to organ donation.
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God, guns, sex, and mutually exclusive concepts of liberty. The Way Brothers' Netflix docuseries Wild, Wild Country tells a story that's about as American as it gets.
The friendly side of North Korea. Men at sea, dancing! Monty Python, of course, and more!
The closest star to our own doesn’t just host one rocky planet, but a second, larger ‘super-Earth’ much farther out. Of all the stars in the Universe, the closest one to […]
Free market ideology uses democratic vocabulary as propaganda, obscuring a non-democratic reality.
Since 1957, the world's space agencies have been polluting the space above us with countless pieces of junk, threatening our technological infrastructure and ability to venture deeper into space.
Austro-Japanese aristocrat Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi later concentrated on plans for Pan-Europe.
Elite organizations tend to get conspiracy theorists going.
As NFL linemen keep getting bigger, are they also risking their health? Here's how the offensive lines of the New England Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles stack up.
To go beyond meaning you might need a helpful phrase.
How we define "inequality" is of utmost importance in trying to implement fair equality.
So why should we keep using them?
Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Humanities scholar Stephen Greenblatt on one particular story that just won't let us go.