In India, a construction boom is fueling a criminal enterprise around one of the most ubiquitous substances on Earth: sand.
The line-in-the-sand was drawn in sharpie, and the time to declare ‘no more’ is now. When you have a question about the physical world, there are a lot of different approaches […]
A DNA test promises to reveal your hidden history — but is it all smoke and mirrors?
A new computer model suggests that the 21st century will have more frequent hurricanes of staggering force.
What’s more massive than the heaviest known neutron star but lighter than the lightest known black hole? LIGO may be about to solve that mystery. Whenever a star is born in […]
While the probiotic trend has been suspect at best, there is one therapeutic application that keeps holding up: fecal transplant.
"I should be as happy as I'm ever going to be right now, but I'm not. Is this it?"
Almost every reader will learn from the vast erudition (and biblical proportions) of Steven Pinker's 'Enlightenment Now'. But it's data-lit gospel of progress hides darker biases.
Research shows that employers are working to find more talent in the blockchain space, and they're willing to pay higher rates for it.
Talking about climate change doesn't have to be an argument over Thanksgiving dinner. Some people, though maybe not all, can be persuaded.
Can changing diet actually reverse the growth of cancer in the body?
No standardized tests, no private schools, no stress. Finland's education system is consistently ranked best in the world. Why isn't America copying it?
The winner of the Royal Statistical Society’s first “International Statistic of the Year” award provides a shocking insight into the real threats Americans face.
High-level official LeClair suppressed her sexuality for decades. Now that she's out, she's speaking up.
There's a high social cost that comes with lighting up.
Facebook and Instagram are introducing new tools that let mobile users track and manage how they spend time on their apps, like a timer that reminds you when you’ve hit a self-imposed app use time limit, and an option to limit notifications.
The way that hits are now calculated, impossibly long albums may be on the horizon.
We don’t have to stop inquiring or wondering about the far-flung vistas of reality, we just need to do it with some good old-fashioned logic.
'Enter the room' is a rare case of an augmented reality app that could genuinely make the world a better place. Read our review here.
Losing your job doesn't have to mean losing your self-respect and self-image. In fact, a little moxie might go a long way.
There’s no escaping its vast power and utility for the human enterprise. Stories, great tales, and songs have all been written about the all-mighty dollar. Here's 10 documentaries that we think you'll enjoy.
Today’s children and youth are very tech savvy and easily use tablets, laptops, and smartphones to access the Internet, play games and consume media. AR can put that on fast-forward.
The ultimate fate of the universe is a mind-bogglingly thing to think about. So what’s the final outcome for it all?