astronomers find more dark matter free galaxies
# space

astronomers find more dark matter free galaxies

A new study sees evidence of more than a dozen galaxies that seem to lack dark matter and raises big questions about our ideas of galaxy formation.

want to look competent? wear expensive clothes.
# science

want to look competent? wear expensive clothes.

It turns out that clothes have an amazing effect on how we're perceived by others, even at first glance.

so, what shape is the universe?
# space

so, what shape is the universe?

Why do popular science news keep offering new theories about the basic shape of our universe every week?

the amazing, evolving ancient astronaut theory
# oddities

the amazing, evolving ancient astronaut theory

For some people, science is not enough but religion is too implausible to explain our origins, so instead of making their peace with one, they turn to a curious mix of both.

wowt explains: what is dark matter?
# science

wowt explains: what is dark matter?

We might know that dark matter is everywhere, but we know very little about it. So, what do we understand about this mysterious but critical component of the universe?

social media propagandists aren’t changing minds, and that’s terrible news
# politics

social media propagandists aren’t changing minds, and that’s terrible news

The good news is that foreign disinformation trolls aren't changing people's minds. The bad news is that, as it turns out, they don't have to…

world of weird things podcast: how we teach math doesn’t add up
# podcast

world of weird things podcast: how we teach math doesn’t add up

If we want more kids to pursue careers in STEM, they need to study math. But what type of math they study matters.

scientists find a place where liquid water can’t support life
# science

scientists find a place where liquid water can’t support life

Normally on Earth liquid water means life. But researchers found a place where that isn't the case…

why we should give tesla’s cybertruck a chance
# tech

why we should give tesla’s cybertruck a chance

The Cybertruck looks like an aggressively angular prop from a sci-fi movie. But it can also change our minds about how to build and power utility vehicles for the better.

sand smugglers and water thieves are making climate change worse
# science

sand smugglers and water thieves are making climate change worse

Sand and water might be everywhere, but the grim reality is that the sand we can use, and water needed for watering our crops and modern civilization are both being threatened.

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