and now a few (uncensored) words about climate change
# science

and now a few (uncensored) words about climate change

With the planet still heating up while politicians are either twiddling their thumbs or actively making things worse, prepare for conversations about climate change to have a very different tone.


how a flare with the power of a quarter of a trillion nukes could create life
# astrobiology

how a flare with the power of a quarter of a trillion nukes could create life

An immensely powerful flare from a tiny red dwarf is helping us understand just how important these stars can be to giving life across the universe to chance to develop.


why the future of social media is younger, and a lot less social
# tech

why the future of social media is younger, and a lot less social

Tech evangelists promising an internet-powered utopia helped design of social media as we know it. Their plan to unite the world was doomed the minute it met reality.


we may finally know why the universe is made of matter instead of antimatter
# science

we may finally know why the universe is made of matter instead of antimatter

Why space as we know is dominated by matter instead of its oppositely charged twin is a long standing question in physics. Now, experiments at the LHC are providing a glimpse at an answer.


sci-fi saturday: chapter 015
# sci-fi saturday

sci-fi saturday: chapter 015

shadow nation / new world order / chapter 15

world of weird things podcast: why the news f-ing loves bad science
# podcast

world of weird things podcast: why the news f-ing loves bad science

Have you noticed that the more science coverage you watch on the news, the more confused and less informed you feel? It's not just you. It's a symptom of a much bigger problem.

when it takes a village to maintain a relationship
# sex

when it takes a village to maintain a relationship

People in polyamorous relationships often say it's unfair to expect to have all their needs met by one person. According to psychologists, they might have a good point.

paging dr. google: how ai is learning to diagnose cancer
# tech

paging dr. google: how ai is learning to diagnose cancer

A recent experiment shows that artificial intelligence can now slightly outperform human experts in diagnosing lung cancer. So, what's next for medical AI?

why polluters want the epa to ignore over 1,400 deaths per year
# science

why polluters want the epa to ignore over 1,400 deaths per year

Polluters have two ways of cleaning up their act. They can pollute less and diversify into renewables, or pretend they're not actually causing illness and deaths. Guess which they prefer.

why the wow! signal wasn’t just a rogue comet
# astrobiology

why the wow! signal wasn’t just a rogue comet

According to numerous pop sci outlets, the Wow! Signal is a comet in a strange orbit around the sun. But according to experts, this explanation just doesn't fit the relevant data…

why so much fitness and diet advice is wrong
# health

why so much fitness and diet advice is wrong

Getting fit is a massive industry which claims to have the latest science behind it. But as more people are taking their advice, the world's obesity epidemic is spreading. How is that possible?

sci-fi saturday: chapter 014
# sci-fi saturday

sci-fi saturday: chapter 014

shadow nation / future shock / chapter 014

world of weird things podcast: dig through the ditches and rage with the fishes
# podcast

world of weird things podcast: dig through the ditches and rage with the fishes

It may sound hard to believe in a political era dominated by outrage and grievance but being angry is actually good for you and those around you. Well, to a point…

why the silicon holler is such a target for scammers and broken promises
# tech

why the silicon holler is such a target for scammers and broken promises

Teaching miners to code in hope of giving them a chance to join the tech boom isn't the worst idea. But there's more to a successful tech career than taking a coding class.

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