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Massive Ice Melt In Greenland Worries Scientists

A pair of NASA satellite images taken just four days apart tells a potentially worrying story of melting ice in […]

Epidemics Prefer Changing Planes In JFK Over ATL

When the next epidemic comes, there’s a good chance it will switch flights at John F. Kennedy Airport in New […]

Tie My Shoes, Please: How Persuasion Works

Marketers, managers and panhandlers all have something in common: They regularly want to make you do things they want. Marketers […]

Which Is Bigger: A Human Brain Or The Universe?

This is one of those fun-to-think-about questions. A brain isn’t much to look at, after all. It’s about the size […]

Bird Flu Researchers To Meet About Research Moratorium

Top influenza researchers around the world published a statement back in January saying they would temporarily hold off on any […]

Jill Tarter: A Scientist Searching For Alien Life

As a child, astronomer Jill Tarter would walk along the beaches of Western Florida with her father and look up […]

Unraveling The Genetic Code That Makes Us Human

There’s enough DNA in the human body to stretch from the sun to Pluto and back. But don’t confuse DNA […]

Say ‘Ahhh’: A Simpler Way To Detect Parkinson’s

There’s currently no cure for Parkinson’s, a deliberating neurological disease. There’s also no blood test that can detect it, meaning […]

Weekend Special: Kazakh Gopher Ignores Nearby Rockets, Inspects Camera Instead

How he got to live there, I don’t know. For one thing he’s a gopher, not a cosmonaut or a […]

Frozen And Blushing Forever

Not that you’d care, because you’re dead, but how would you like it if the last thing you did on […]

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