Isaac Asimov's "Foundation" series helped inspire the field of social physics, which uses math to understand crowd behavior.
In all of science, no figures have changed the world more than Einstein and Newton. Will anyone ever be as revolutionary again?
When Olympic athletes perform dazzling feats of athletic prowess, they are using the same principles of physics that gave birth to stars and planets.
Centuries ago, the plague forced people into quarantine for years. Isaac Newton and Galileo used the time to revolutionize the world.
Why do we deprive students of the historical and cultural context of science?
OCD sufferers cannot trust past experiences, making the future even harder to manage.
The pendulum didn’t tick right when they brought it here: the start of a fascinating story. For nearly three full centuries, the most accurate way that humanity kept track of […]
Some of them were surprisingly astute.
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.
Richard Feynman wrote a lot of things. Here, you can read his most touching letter.
There’s no science in this episode of science fiction… but there’s a lot of suspicious happenings that no one’s noticing. Following up on the best episode of the season, thus […]
The first (double) episode has come and gone, but here’s what I hope for the series. “We are what we are, and we’re doing the best we can. It is not […]
Your theory predicts something novel? How nice. But no one will pay you any mind unless you test it. “He who loves practice without theory is like the sailor who boards […]
Scientists from Harvard University claim to have created metallic hydrogen, a new metal with revolutionary potential applications.
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“The Greatest” defeated all opponents when the heavyweight division was its richest. Has any physicist done the same? “The man who views the world at 50 the same as he did […]
Bringing a whole new meaning to phrase "couch surfing."
Here's a fun thought experiment: What would happen if Earth stopped spinning around the sun? Aatish Bhatia from Wired writes on the repercussions as we finish another revolution.
Want more realistic sci-fi? Consult a scientist. Here’s how you get access. “The saddest aspect of life right now is that science gathers knowledge faster than society gathers wisdom.” –Isaac […]