and now a few (uncensored) words about climate change
# science

and now a few (uncensored) words about climate change

With the planet still heating up while politicians are either twiddling their thumbs or actively making things worse, prepare for conversations about climate change to have a very different tone.


how a flare with the power of a quarter of a trillion nukes could create life
# astrobiology

how a flare with the power of a quarter of a trillion nukes could create life

An immensely powerful flare from a tiny red dwarf is helping us understand just how important these stars can be to giving life across the universe to chance to develop.


why the future of social media is younger, and a lot less social
# tech

why the future of social media is younger, and a lot less social

Tech evangelists promising an internet-powered utopia helped design of social media as we know it. Their plan to unite the world was doomed the minute it met reality.


we may finally know why the universe is made of matter instead of antimatter
# science

we may finally know why the universe is made of matter instead of antimatter

Why space as we know is dominated by matter instead of its oppositely charged twin is a long standing question in physics. Now, experiments at the LHC are providing a glimpse at an answer.


sci-fi saturday: chapter 012
# sci-fi saturday

sci-fi saturday: chapter 012

shadow nation / future shock / chapter 012

world of weird things podcast: the white truffle walkers of the aporkalypse
# podcast

world of weird things podcast: the white truffle walkers of the aporkalypse

Dive into the shocking experiment that came eerily close to reanimating zombie pig brains and consider the exciting and terrifying consequences of the discovery it made.

the twist to the invasion of the techies: they’re also in a gentrification bind
# politics

the twist to the invasion of the techies: they’re also in a gentrification bind

Rather than living large in the cities where they've come to rule, tech workers are finding themselves just as priced out as those who blame them for soaring costs of living…

unmasking a monster: a “stunning confirmation” of black hole theory
# space

unmasking a monster: a “stunning confirmation” of black hole theory

The Event Horizon Telescope’s image of M87* is so good that theorists thought it was too good to be true.

could a modern military fend off game of thrones’ white walkers?
# oddities

could a modern military fend off game of thrones’ white walkers?

The Night King's army of the undead was an invincible foe in Westeros. But how well would his wights do against modern weapons, and could the defenders of Winterfell have replicated them?

why regulating a.i. should have nothing to do with a.i. itself
# tech

why regulating a.i. should have nothing to do with a.i. itself

When we talk about regulating artificial intelligence, we need to step back and ask ourselves a very important question. What are we regulating and why?

republicans declare legislative war on wind in spite of their own voters
# politics

republicans declare legislative war on wind in spite of their own voters

Republican voters may cherry pick the science of climate change, but they love green energy in their backyards. So why are the lawmakers they elect trying to kill it?

sci-fi saturday: chapter 011
# sci-fi saturday

sci-fi saturday: chapter 011

shadow nation / future shock / chapter 011

world of weird things podcast: the weird world of sex
# podcast

world of weird things podcast: the weird world of sex

Social mores turned sex into a taboo topic, creating huge gaps in popular knowledge of one of the most important parts of our lives. But now, science is stepping up to provide answers.

3d printed organs are on their way, but there’s still a lot of work left to do
# health

3d printed organs are on their way, but there’s still a lot of work left to do

A new breakthrough from Israel shows that while we still have a long way to go before we can 3D print organs on command, we’re definitely headed in the right direction.

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