The Seychelles magpie-robin is up for sale – yes, for sale – as a digital nature collectible.
Humans seemingly have opposing desires to fit in and to be unique. The interplay between these might drive the evolution of fads.
Elastic thinking can reveal the assumptions that hamstring our ability to solve seemingly intractable problems.
Despite all that we've learned about the Universe, there remain unanswered, and possibly unanswerable, questions. Could "God" be the answer?
From high school through the professional ranks, physicists never tire of Newton's second law.
The quest for the ultimate vacuum just got taken to the next level thanks to a new technique: the quantum squeezer. One of the most understated frontiers in all of […]
The majority of the matter in our Universe isn't made of any of the particles in the Standard Model. Could the axion save the day?
Attractive women are especially likely to dress modestly, but only in certain scenarios.
The organization argues that there is no evidence for this claim.
It’s an incredibly useful approximation. But the truth takes us far deeper. Anyone who’s ever taken a physics course has learned the same myth for centuries now: that any object thrown, […]
In David Epstein's 'Range', dabblers and dillettantes are ascendant.
What do hotels, The Simpsons, and feet have in common? They're all in this actual blog post. Wow.
Hasbro is releasing a Cheaters Edition Monopoly that encourages players to get ahead in any way they can.
‘Buy land – they aren’t making it any more,’ said Mark Twain.
The past is gone, the future not yet here, only the present is now. But why does it always flow the way it does for us? Every moment that passes finds […]
They seem almost indistinguishable in some regards, but only one of them represents our physical Universe. When it comes to describing the physical world, we can do it anecdotally, as […]
Looking for new ways to teach the intellectual capital of humanity to its students, Glasgow University is offering a philosophy course based on the character of Homer Simpson.
Best Friends Animal Sanctuary is spearheading a national no-kill shelter movement for cats and dogs.