The Standard Model may or may not be in trouble, but particle physics definitely needs saving. Here's what the new LHC can do.
Jokesters and serious Area 51 raiders would be met with military force.
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 […]
Could social graphing be a way to find the 'Holy Grail' of successful movie writing?
The Chinese government just banned the online sale of Bibles, yet another attempt at President Xi's suppression of Christianity.
Your fate is only rarely determined at birth. Ultimately, every star has a chance to get there. Three times in the past 1,000 years, a portion of humanity has looked up […]
With the launch of JPSS-1 coming up this year, everything that NASA Earth science stands for hinges on its success. “There is, then, no water that is wholly of the Pacific, […]
Every year, companies try to do things better, to find the most effective way to complete some task or to improve overall productivity. Employee learning programs play a massive part […]
Science can’t seem to disprove the giant alien megastructure some have proposed as an explanation for Tabby’s star, AKA, the WTF star, AKA KIC 8462852.
You are already a cyborg! Here's 10 ways you could merge even more with technology in the coming decade.
Mariam Sultana became her country’s first woman with a Ph.D. in astrophysics. This is her story, with an update on where she is now. Mariam Sultana, Pakistan’s very first woman […]
Telecommuting breeds bad habits. It's a good idea to adopt a schedule replete with forays out into the sunlight, as work breaks boost productivity.
Did you know 20% of startup ideas are thought up on vacation? Taking time off frees up your mind to focus on insight and creativity.
How desperate can a city facing financial armageddon get? What’s the last resort for cities such as Detroit, wounded first by the failing American auto industry and then set bleeding […]
Getting risk wrong leads to dangers all by itself, and we will remain vulnerable to these mistakes until we let go of our naïve post-Enlightenment faith in reason and accept that risk perception is inescapably an affective system, not just a matter of rationally figuring out the facts.
A unique history is what distinguishes one family from another, and knowing a family’s distinct set of stories is what binds the group together. While social media connects the larger society, genealogical work is what connects us to our own small group.
Modern art takes itself much too seriously. Even the Pop artists often took the fun out of whatever they touched—a reverse Midas touch rendering even comedy gold into dross. Andy […]
[cross-posted at LeaderTalk] A lot of folks have been asking important questions about school leader preparation lately. The most recent issue of AASA’s The School Administrator magazine profiles four key […]
A DIALOGUE BETWEEN JASON SILVA AND TECHNO-ECOLOGIC SCHOLAR RICHARD DOYLE Richard Doyle also goes by mobius, an indicator of just how important interconnections are to him – and how transformative, […]