If the laws of physics are symmetrical as we think they are, then the Big Bang should have created matter and antimatter in the same amount.
Today, we could use Big Data to radically reform democracy. Tomorrow, we could build nanofabricators and usher in an era of abundance. Is society ready?
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.
Our relationship with water still matters.
If you’ve ever struggled with the strong force, this explanation is a life-saver. If you ask someone to think about some physical phenomenon that’s responsible for any sort of force […]
Even though 18,000 species are discovered and named each year we are still losing ground, writes the College of Environmental Science and Forestry.
A lot of the powers found in the comics exist in real life. They’re just a bit different.
From La Rinconada in Peru to South Africa's deepest mines: the quest for gold drives people to the greatest heights and depths on Earth.
They were a little optimistic in 1912, but they understood that adding carbon to the atmosphere has side effects.
We can explore the farthest reaches of the Universe, but can’t even complete our own cosmic backyard. The history of astronomy has been a history of receding horizons. The invention […]
Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to help stop the flow of plastics into our oceans.
Sure we know it would be bad, but what do all of these scary numbers really mean?
By 2020, Bitcoin mining will consume more energy than the world currently produces
Is moral superiority the reason American society is so polarized?
Why not just put your detectors in place of a giant mirror? “Look and think before opening the shutter. The heart and mind are the true lens of the camera.” –Yousuf […]
The political and economic ideas of socialism are coming back into fashion.
Online voting will transform our political process. It will improve turnout and make the U.S. a more democratic society.
In an attempt to be original, to stand out amongst the almost 300 million other selfies on Instagram, we actually fade into the background. We become mundane. Photos are no longer about remembering an event; they’re about displaying. They’re about showing the world who we are, who we wish to be. And it's damaging our ability to remember.
These international borders follow mathematically impartial pathways, laid out by so-called Voronoi diagrams named after the Ukrainian mathematician Georgy Voronoy.
How the closest supernova in a generation — soon to be visible to skywatchers almost everywhere — is about to help us better understand the entire Universe. “I saw a star explode and send […]
Just our luck… the only part of the UK with tight border controls. The picture on the front page of Private Eye shows a long line of cars queueing to […]