why neutron stars may be the coolest objects in the universe
# space

why neutron stars may be the coolest objects in the universe

Neutron stars’ thunder is usually stolen by black holes, but these bizarre objects living on the edge of physics create plenty of fascinating phenomena all on their own.


why tech billionaires can’t “disruptively” vote their way to digital immortality
# tech

why tech billionaires can’t “disruptively” vote their way to digital immortality

What happens when voters make decisions based on the belief that someday soon, scientists and engineers will turn them into immortal robots or web-enabled software?


how social media ruined expertise and how to get it back
# tech

how social media ruined expertise and how to get it back

Thanks to social media, everybody can be a pundit today, and that’s ruining how we build a factual understanding of our world and what’s happening in it.


behold the (terrifyingly badly designed) cyborg of the 1960s
# science

behold the (terrifyingly badly designed) cyborg of the 1960s

Humans have been thinking about modifying themselves to survive the rigors of space flight for a long time now. Thankfully, out ideas for how to do it have vastly improved.


why do we believe what we believe in the age of disinformation?
# education

why do we believe what we believe in the age of disinformation?

Debunking scams and disinformation has become exponentially harder. We need to dig deep into why people believe what they do, and how social media exploits their fear and anger.

how to quantum entangle a tardigrade for viral headlines
# science

how to quantum entangle a tardigrade for viral headlines

Websites were abuzz about quantum entangled tardigrades, making readers wonder what exactly does that mean and why you would do it.

world of weird things podcast: why crewed spaceflight is here to stay
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world of weird things podcast: why crewed spaceflight is here to stay

Despite constant criticism, we’re still sending humans into orbit. And there are some very good reasons to not only keep doing it but to expand space travel as much as we can.

the three good things you missed as the world was ending
# science

the three good things you missed as the world was ending

Yes, it seemed like the world was still falling apart in 2021, but there is still some very good news.

world of weird things podcast: fighting the covid bulge with science
# podcast

world of weird things podcast: fighting the covid bulge with science

The COVID 20 is the new Freshman 15, and snake oil salespeople are out in full force to cash in as people try to shed some weight and get active again.

did a scientist accidentally create a warp bubble? not exactly.
# science

did a scientist accidentally create a warp bubble? not exactly.

No, we didn’t create a microscopic warp bubble. But we may be getting closer and closer to actually doing it.

the bizarre do-nothing religion of earth’s oligarchs
# tech

the bizarre do-nothing religion of earth’s oligarchs

Your conspiracy-addicted friends were right. The world is being run by a small group of elites. And some of them fell for an incredibly stupid sci-fi pseudo-religion…

world of weird things podcast: why influencers are suddenly selling crypto
# podcast

world of weird things podcast: why influencers are suddenly selling crypto

Is your favorite influencer suddenly interested in cryptocurrency and really wants you to buy some? Don’t do it. It’s almost certainly a scam.

oddball earth: why our planet really is different
# space

oddball earth: why our planet really is different

Looking for worlds around other stars shows us just how weird and unusual our planet really is in the grand scheme of things.

cryptocurrencies are here to stay. so, what happens now?
# tech

cryptocurrencies are here to stay. so, what happens now?

Cryptocurrencies were going to be the future of money. Why haven’t they lived up to their own hype?

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