As the virus pushes our finely fined, just-in-time supply chains to the breaking point with frustrating ease, it's worth asking if we should rethink how we make and service things.
Pundits who turn every topic into a partisan contest or controversy are now doing it with a pandemic. It's a stupid game and the only prizes are a nasty illness or a painful death.
The coronavirus pandemic may not be apocalyptic, but it came at just the right time to shake the foundations of our increasingly unstable world and expose its problems.
We were pretty sure that all complex life on our world needs oxygen. Now, we're not so sure after discovering a small, harmless parasite that doesn't seem to need it.
Researchers are enlisting computers in the fight against drug-resistant bacteria and already have a promising new candidate in the pipeline.
When we say that a politician's character matters, we're talking about their ability to make good, ethical decisions. It turns out, it also matters when it comes to voters' attitudes.
It turns out that polls and predictions of who'll win, along with fake news appealing to our cognitive dissonances, are changing outcomes of elections before we even have them.
Far too many of us tend to accept the idea that smartphones are addictive and actively ruining the brains of heavy users. But studies into the idea find little to prove this notion.
Looking for dying civilizations huddling around a cooling ember of a star isn't just a depressing idea, it's shortsighted science that dismisses life's ability to invent and innovate.
We often think anti-intellectualism and ignorance are the same thing. They're not. Anti-intellectualism is a lot eviler and more corrosive, and a lot more dangerous.