Is college worth it? This question may seem a no-brainer, but there are many reasons why it is worthy of serious deliberation. Here are three.
Why are we prioritizing completion, rather than actual learning?
Evolutionary success is not about the number of one's children, but one's grandchildren: the children need to survive and pass on their genes.
Cross-disciplinary cooperation is needed to save civilization.
Neuroscientists and ethicists wants to ensure that neurotechnologies remain benevolent.
Pfizer's vaccine needs to be kept at -100°F until it's administered. Can caregivers deliver?
I spoke to 99 big thinkers about what our ‘world after coronavirus’ might look like – this is what I learned
There is no going "back to normal."
The Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) created an online dashboard map that provides up-to-date data on reported cases and deaths worldwide.
Google's "Year in Search 2020" results reveal a year when "why" was searched more than ever.
Can a real pandemic (such as COVID-19) turn into mass hysteria?
"Our mission is to completely replace the use of animals as a food technology by 2035," said Patrick O. Brown at the 2020 Web Summit.
The CDC estimates that more than 210,000 people in the U.S. have been hospitalized by the flu this season.
Can the American government stop coronavirus spread? Its past actions speak volumes.
Why would people rate certain names as being more extraverted or more agreeable?
Alexandre Dumas' famous anecdote about Fake News in the 1800s has a surprising twist.
Flattening the curve on panic and disinformation.
She was walking down the forest path with a roll of white cloth in her hands. It was trailing behind her like a long veil. It was sweeping needles, leaves […]
Project to map global 'species richness' highlights the variety of biodiversity itself
Going from a solitary teenage protester in front of the Swedish parliament to a global icon in little more than a year certainly merits a distinction.
Maps show the oldest company in (nearly) every country – and a few interesting corporate trends.
Attenborough told the audience at COP24 that climate change is "our greatest threat in thousands of years."
While Mars is known as a frozen, red planet today, it has all the evidence we could ask for of a watery past, lasting for approximately the first 1.5 billion […]
Imagine how different our understanding of the Universe would be if we saw nothing beyond the Milky Way. Our corner of the Universe was gifted with a plethora of bright, nearby […]
Social distancing won't be easy, but science shows us how to make it more manageable.
The quest for a quantum theory of gravity is the holy grail of physics. Here’s why it’s murkier than anyone expected. If you want to fully describe how the Universe […]
From literature to physics, the annual Nobel Prizes aim to highlight the most groundbreaking achievements in every field.