Synthetic biology is changing the way the planet works.
A trio of scientists from Harvard hopes to do this in 2019.
A recent poll shows a third of Americans think another civil war is likely. How worried should we be?
That number is far bigger than anyone expected, but physics doesn’t lie. “Our first priority was making sure we weren’t fooling ourselves.” –Keith Riles, LIGO team member How many black holes are […]
LIGO’s world-changing announcement was the beginning. The best is what comes next. “It’s the first time the universe has spoken to us through gravitational waves, up to now we’ve been deaf […]
The neuroscience of creativity is flourishing. But will the popularity of this subject lead to better, or sloppier science?
Our BIG THINKING friend Robert de Neufville has outlined an important component of President’s Obama’s case for a second term. Sure, the economy is tanking. And so are the president’s ratings, because […]
This semester in the sophomore-level course I teach on “Communication and Society,” we spent several weeks examining the many ways that Americans are using the Internet to alter the nature […]