Safety through technology is no bad thing—Nietzsche himself sought doctors and medicines throughout his life—but it can become pathological.
In Orwell’s dystopian novel, the government uses Newspeak to control thoughts by controlling language. But thoughts do not require language.
Rare and costly paints have shaped art history in unforeseen ways. Mummy brown caused one artist to bury his paint.
Many still cling to the idea that we live in a deterministic Universe, despite the nature of quantum physics. Now, the "least spooky" interpretation no longer works.
Nanofabricators could quickly synthesize whatever we need, molecule by molecule.
Though difficult to watch, films like "Shoah" and "Life of Crime" cover topics that should not be ignored.
A small percentage of people who consume psychedelics experience strange lingering effects, sometimes years after they took the drug.
Smallpox, Ebola, HIV, influenza, the plague, malaria, and a whole host of terrible bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites were cooked up by Mother Nature, all on her own. Apparently, Mother Nature hasn't banned gain-of-function research.
The German artist painted death as it appeared in life – omnipresent and hidden in plain sight.
An emerging field studies parasites that take over the nervous system of a host.
Equations that describe time travel are fully compatible and consistent with relativity — but physics is not mathematics.
With 1550 distinct type Ia supernovae measured across ~10 billion years of cosmic time, the Pantheon+ data set reveals our Universe.
Most things in the world can be seen in surprisingly different ways.
"I believe our society's gotten to the point where you can't question. You can't provoke. You just have to adhere to consensus."
When you unintentionally step on a dog's tail, does it know that it was an accident?
Da Vinci dreamed up a helicopter 400 years before they actually existed. Now, engineers have brought his design to life, but with a twist.
In our common experience, you can't get something for nothing. In the quantum realm, something really can emerge from nothing.
In a 2018 article, Gallup writer Ryan Pendell shared some frightening figures for business leaders. Public poll data showed that only a quarter of employees believed their leaders had a […]
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Here are the best answers science has to a myriad of commonly asked questions. Over the past 12 months, the status of humans on planet Earth has changed dramatically. The […]