In his new book, "Forward: Notes on the Future of Our Democracy," former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang explores how media narratives can warp public perception of political candidates.
A team of scientists hopes deep-earth lithium could sustain America's vast demand for batteries. But extracting it won't be easy.
Researchers believe they have found a single point mutation in an infection-sensing gene that causes the autoimmune disorder.
Scientists discover what our human ancestors were making inside the Wonderwerk Cave in South Africa 1.8 million years ago.
Forget little green men: These scientists say we should be more worried about little green germs.
Moments of social anxiety around truth tend to be accompanied by similar “fool the eye” pop culture phenomena.
Too many people still view stay-at-home dads as feckless deadbeats, but their acceptance is an important step toward gender equality.
You might be inclined to modify gravity instead, but those ideas have grossly unequal evidence supporting them. What is it, exactly, that you’re supposed to do when the predictions of […]
An analysis of the gravitational wave data from black hole mergers show that the event horizon area, and entropy, always increases.
From Brahms to Tchaikovsky, here's a curated list of composers whose music has shaped the classical canon.
By taking Satan out of the religious context, storytellers explored the nature of sin in new ways.
There's no such thing as a miracle drug.
Three out of four Russians accused of witchcraft were men.
A tourist generally has an eye for the things that have become almost invisible to the resident.
Can passenger airships make a triumphantly 'green' comeback?
Soviet researchers studied crime through a Marxist-Leninist lens. Under Lenin, a humanitarian approach to criminality briefly emerged, but dissipated when Stalin rose to power.
The Chegg cheating scandal reveals a critical need to rethink the student experience in post-COVID education.
Scientists think an insect similar to the modern millipede crawled around Scotland 425 million years ago, making it the first-ever land-dweller.
Night owl or early bird?
Pew Research Center data shows that most people think diversity improves lives in their countries.
Binary pulsars are doing what no other measurement has done: measure our galactic acceleration directly. Even though the majority of the matter that makes up our Universe may be completely […]
Sometimes, chemistry can be more important for color than even physics. All across the world, volcanic eruptions remind us of the destructive power residing beneath Earth’s surface. You might be used […]
Only 3% of physics graduates and 2% of astronomy graduates are Black. That’s got to change. In the late 1990s, about 5% of the approximately 4000 bachelor’s degrees in physics per […]