how our mismanaged boredom is destroying the world
# oddities

how our mismanaged boredom is destroying the world

Today’s conspiracy theorists are baffling to old school skeptics because their motives are completely different, much simpler, and much more disturbing.

will all the aliens we meet end up being robots?
# astrobiology

will all the aliens we meet end up being robots?

A popular thought among experts thinking about alien life is that any intelligent life we discover in space will be artificial. But how realistic is this notion?

billionaires are starting a new space race. so, what happens to the rest of us?
# space

billionaires are starting a new space race. so, what happens to the rest of us?

The next big space race isn’t the United States vs. China, it’s Musk vs. Bezos. And who wins has the potential to change our lives.

why science says we should be spending a lot less time at the office
# politics

why science says we should be spending a lot less time at the office

Today’s typical working hours are a result of politics, compromise, and ideology. Now, some experts are finally asking what science says is the perfect work week, and why.

just how old is human civilization, exactly?
# science

just how old is human civilization, exactly?

Many of us are taught that civilization started around 5,000 years ago, even though we know it’s actually much older. But just how old is it really?

if the aliens are here, we’re all in big trouble
# astrobiology

if the aliens are here, we’re all in big trouble

Former military pilots and officers often share UFO stories with the media. But what if some of those objects really are from alien words? How would we know? What would we do?

why humans and machines may have no choice but to merge
# tech

why humans and machines may have no choice but to merge

With so many imagining a future where machines exist not just by our side but as parts of us, we may have made sure that we have no choice but to become part robot.

we may be over covid, but the covid isn’t done with us
# health

we may be over covid, but the covid isn’t done with us

As parts of the world attempt to return to their pre-COVID normal, millions of people are anxious about declaring the pandemic over. They’re right.

how the lack of gravity can scramble your brain
# space

how the lack of gravity can scramble your brain

When you’re not being firmly planted onto a solid surface by gravity, it’s not just your bones and muscles that suffer. It takes a toll on your brain too.

how to cool things to absolute zero using only a laser
# science

how to cool things to absolute zero using only a laser

We’re used to lasers being either death beams, or harmless little points of light. But we also use lasers to cool matter to absolute zero and probe the limits of physics.

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