are we really all martians?
# space

are we really all martians?

As the international race to explore Mars heats up, some writers are resurrecting an old hypothesis that life on Earth really started on the red planet.

american boomers are experiencing an alarming cognitive decline. we should all worry.
# health

american boomers are experiencing an alarming cognitive decline. we should all worry.

This isn’t just younger generations griping, according to a study of over 30,000 baby boomers, the older generations’ mental capabilities are declining faster than expected.

forget giant domes, cities on other worlds will fit their environments
# space

forget giant domes, cities on other worlds will fit their environments

There are good reasons why designs for human outposts on other planets are starting to look nothing like the typical science fiction tropes with which we’ve grown up.

how matter might have won the race to dominate the universe
# science

how matter might have won the race to dominate the universe

The universe may be the way it is today because the physics of matter and antimatter work just a bit differently...

when stars become cannibalistic parasites
# space

when stars become cannibalistic parasites

When stars get too close to each other the encounters can end in cannibalism, massive explosions, and even parasitic infestations.

do we finally know what makes us conscious?
# science

do we finally know what makes us conscious?

One of the biggest questions about the human mind is how it creates consciousness. We may finally have an answer.

how social media is radicalizing wellness gurus and your parents
# tech

how social media is radicalizing wellness gurus and your parents

Once associated with lefty politics, hipsters, and hippies, wellness influencers and their audiences are taking a sudden right wing turn, and social media may be to blame.

yes, the wealthy really think they pulled themselves up by their bootstraps
# science

yes, the wealthy really think they pulled themselves up by their bootstraps

Researchers found that not only do those with money and power think they’re smarter, they’re likely to exaggerate their upward mobility.

so, about that jewish space laser…
# oddities

so, about that jewish space laser…

An absurd conspiracy embraced by a GOP congresswoman would be funny if she wasn’t serious and if people knew more about how lasers and space solar really work.

world of weird things podcast: why space travel makes you care about the earth
# podcast

world of weird things podcast: why space travel makes you care about the earth

Critics of space exploration say we need to fix Earth before aiming for the stars, but science shows that space travel makes you care much more about the planet’s future.

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