why neutron stars may be the coolest objects in the universe
# space

why neutron stars may be the coolest objects in the universe

Neutron stars’ thunder is usually stolen by black holes, but these bizarre objects living on the edge of physics create plenty of fascinating phenomena all on their own.


why tech billionaires can’t “disruptively” vote their way to digital immortality
# tech

why tech billionaires can’t “disruptively” vote their way to digital immortality

What happens when voters make decisions based on the belief that someday soon, scientists and engineers will turn them into immortal robots or web-enabled software?


how social media ruined expertise and how to get it back
# tech

how social media ruined expertise and how to get it back

Thanks to social media, everybody can be a pundit today, and that’s ruining how we build a factual understanding of our world and what’s happening in it.


behold the (terrifyingly badly designed) cyborg of the 1960s
# science

behold the (terrifyingly badly designed) cyborg of the 1960s

Humans have been thinking about modifying themselves to survive the rigors of space flight for a long time now. Thankfully, out ideas for how to do it have vastly improved.


world of weird things podcast: probing the mysteries of space with the fishes
# podcast

world of weird things podcast: probing the mysteries of space with the fishes

Impress your friends and family with some surprising facts about space and the weird stuff floating in it to start 2022.

covid denialists want you to think you’re brainwashed
# health

covid denialists want you to think you’re brainwashed

Joe Rogan and other prominent anti-science mouthpieces are now trying to pull off an old conspiracy theory Jedi mind trick when discussing the pandemic.

what is a planet anyway? astronomers campaign to avenge pluto
# space

what is a planet anyway? astronomers campaign to avenge pluto

A group of scientists want Pluto to be considered a planet again, even if hundreds of other objects earn the same rank.

will we really eat each other to survive in space?
# space

will we really eat each other to survive in space?

What happens when your crops fail and you’re 60 trillion miles from Earth? Some experts are raising grim alternatives to tabloids’ delight.

why do we believe what we believe in the age of disinformation?
# education

why do we believe what we believe in the age of disinformation?

Debunking scams and disinformation has become exponentially harder. We need to dig deep into why people believe what they do, and how social media exploits their fear and anger.

how to quantum entangle a tardigrade for viral headlines
# science

how to quantum entangle a tardigrade for viral headlines

Websites were abuzz about quantum entangled tardigrades, making readers wonder what exactly does that mean and why you would do it.

world of weird things podcast: why crewed spaceflight is here to stay
# podcast

world of weird things podcast: why crewed spaceflight is here to stay

Despite constant criticism, we’re still sending humans into orbit. And there are some very good reasons to not only keep doing it but to expand space travel as much as we can.

the three good things you missed as the world was ending
# science

the three good things you missed as the world was ending

Yes, it seemed like the world was still falling apart in 2021, but there is still some very good news.

world of weird things podcast: fighting the covid bulge with science
# podcast

world of weird things podcast: fighting the covid bulge with science

The COVID 20 is the new Freshman 15, and snake oil salespeople are out in full force to cash in as people try to shed some weight and get active again.

did a scientist accidentally create a warp bubble? not exactly.
# science

did a scientist accidentally create a warp bubble? not exactly.

No, we didn’t create a microscopic warp bubble. But we may be getting closer and closer to actually doing it.

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