We are wired to value things more when we work hard at attaining them — even if, objectively, they aren't worth that much.
Physics demands that it couldn’t be any other way. Here’s why. Ask anyone — even someone with no background in science — to name something that Einstein did, and odds are they’ll come back with […]
It isn’t just that mass and energy are equivalent and interchangeable. It tells us something fundamental about mass itself. Of all the equations that we use to describe the Universe, perhaps […]
Protest music is a natural feature of humanity.
Trump is #45 but Pence is #48 – and other strange consequences of the curious office of vice president.
Science Debate asks 2018 candidates to discuss their views on 10 vital scientific policy issues.
The snobbery wars have erupted over photos of a sometimes blue-black, sometimes white-gold dress.
Why are today’s paparazzi so terrible? The combative relationship between photojournalists and their celebrity subjects seems to have become an all-out war as photographers look to capture content not already […]
Last week Sciencepublished a “sting operation” that runs the risk of tarnishing the entire phenomenon of open access publishing, however the paper is only representative of a tiny and very […]
Mike Taylor over at the Sauropod Vertebra Picture of the Week blog created the wonderful flowchart above to help researchers decide whether to post in an open access journal. A few months […]
I am back from an excellent science journalism conference in Denmark and will have more to say on the meeting which highlighted several issues that speak directly to challenges faced […]