Exploring bleeding edge experiments, oddities, new and bizarre dicoveries, and fact-checking conspiracy theories since 2008. No question is out of bounds and no topic is too strange for a deep dive.
We should take the gig economy’s rapid growth and global impact as a warning that we need to make some major changes, and we need to make them very quickly.
He Jiankui tried to create two human beings resistant to HIV. Instead he triggered an international scandal with his methods and work experts describe as amateurish and shoddy.
A new geoengineering experiment seeks to cool the Earth by safely emulating the aftermath of volcanic eruptions. But even if it’s successful, all it can do is buy us time.
A common refrain says that we live twice as long as our ancestors while it’s our life expectancy that’s increased, not our lifespan. And that difference is extremely important to keep in mind.