Dark personality traits include psychopathy, Machiavellianism, and narcissism. Is there room for empathy?
People believe that slow and deliberative thinking is inherently superior to fast and intuitive thinking. The truth is more complicated.
“I watched closely for the sun or stars to appear, to correct my chronometer, on the accuracy of which our lives and the success of the journey would depend.”
Sometimes breaking a rule is the ethical thing to do.
After the 2011 Fukushima disaster, it was Germany, not Japan, that cracked down most severely on nuclear power plants.
Most potentially hazardous asteroids remain unidentified. NEO surveyor could change that, but only if it's funded, and soon.
The Big Theoretical Physics Problem At The Center Of The ‘Muon g-2’ Puzzle In early April, 2021, the experimental physics community announced an enormous victory: they had measured the muon’s magnetic […]
Christmas was banned in 1647 and rebellions broke out across the country.
As a form of civil disobedience, hacking can help make the world a better place.
The cause of the recent uptick in radiation is unknown, but speculation about another catastrophe at Chernobyl is hyperbolic.
Building peace with psychedelics: Here’s what happened when Palestinians and Israelis took ayahuasca together
The results of a 2021 study suggest that the world's most powerful psychedelic may be an underutilized peace-building tool.
Asteroid Bennu is still far more likely to fly right by us than to make impact.
A new method of extracting rare-earth elements could put us on the track toward a circular economy.
The same (former) NASA engineer who previously claimed to violate Newton's laws is now claiming to have made a warp bubble. He didn't.
Fear-mongering is now a billion-dollar industry.
The few seconds of nuclear explosion opening shots in Godzilla alone required more than 6.5 times the entire budget of the monster movie they ended up in.
Gain-of-function mutation research may help predict the next pandemic — or, critics argue, cause one.
There's a big difference between the notions of 'false vacuum' and 'true vacuum' states. Here's why we don't want to live in the former.
The metaverse has the potential to be revolutionary, for both good and bad. Here is how we can maximize the former and prevent the latter.
After it became clear that the world wasn't 6,000 years old, some proposed that northern peoples had emerged independently from others.
“Should they strike, each of them has an energy at impact equal to all of the nuclear weapons on Earth combined."
Gravitation, all on its own, can reveal what's present in the cosmos like nothing else.
The system can even be designed to send alerts to employees when they've come too close to a coworker.
Mutations that confer malaria resistance occur more frequently in people who live in regions where the disease is endemic.
And if you have a friend at the same longitude, you can even measure its circumference. This year’s equinox, on March 19/20 of 2020 (longitude-dependent), is Earth’s earliest in 124 […]