As important as his Nobel Prize-winning technical accomplishments was his ability to communicate to the public.
Masks are great, but what happens when we try to throw out a billion masks at once?
Research has shown the benefits of mindfulness, but the current mindfulness craze cannot deliver on its overhyped promises.
Many contemporary composers live in the shadow of Bach and Beethoven, even though they’re just as interesting to listen to.
Taped on the Asian side of Istanbul, Turkey: The ancient art of coffee ground reading. Food as a citizen of geographic, not national borders. Chef and food ethnographer Musa Dağdeviren, author of THE TURKISH COOKBOOK, and his ambitious project to preserve Turkey's rich and diverse cuisine.
Many organizations are just scratching the surface of what their talent is capable of, but reskilling programs help unlock untapped potential.
Researchers from the University of Toronto published a new map of cancer cells' genetic defenses against treatment.
Yet 80 percent of respondents want to reduce their risk of dementia.
A new study on mice showed that ginger may counter certain autoimmune disorders such as lupus and antiphospholipid syndrome.
How two seemingly distinct exoplanet systems turned out to be related. Practically every star in the Milky Way has a similar origin story. At some point in the past, a molecular […]
65 million years ago, an asteroid strike caused the 5th great mass extinction. Could we save Earth, today, from a similar event?
To create the podcast series "Dolly Parton's America", Jad Abumrad and his producer Shima Oliaee took nine trips into the "Dollyverse"—that complex American multiverse of music and culture that surrounds country singer Dolly Parton. In this episode Jad and host Jason Gots talk about some of the astonishing discoveries he made along the way.
On the list of animals at risk are several endangered species.
From 260-year-old ciphers to the most recent Zodiac Killer solution, these unbreakable codes just needed time.
Watch the plasma slide down the prominence like a roller coaster! Our Sun, despite it’s outward appearance as a perfectly hot sphere, is anything but uniform. When take a closer look […]
The British economic anthropologist Jason Hickel proposes "degrowth" in the face of recession.
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.
Political activism may get people invested in politics, and affect urgently needed change, but it comes at the expense of tolerance and healthy democratic norms.
The FAA is not amused by flame-throwing drones.
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 black woman most have never heard of made GPS possible. Over the span of a single lifetime, the world has changed in ways that would have been virtually unimaginable […]
If you want to find life in the Universe, this is how you do it. When it comes to uncovering the ultimate truths about reality, we can only reap what we […]
Convergence 2.0: Engineers are using the "natural genius" of biological systems to produce extraordinary machines—self-assembling batteries, cancer-detecting nanoparticles, super-efficient water filters made from proteins found in blood cells. Neuroscientist and MIT President Emerita Susan Hockfield and host Jason Gots discuss what all this could mean for our future.
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 […]
The startling discovery comes from researchers with the U.S. Geological Survey.