Exploring bleeding edge experiments, oddities, new and bizarre dicoveries, and fact-checking conspiracy theories since 2008. No question is out of bounds and no topic is too strange for a deep dive.
Pundits are waking up to the fact that in the aftermath of the Great Recession, the youth of today is being set up for failure.
Administrators are drowning in papers and statistics, but they're still incentivizing scientists to keep producing a tsunami of marginally useful papers.
Could Earth's population be slowly but surely shrinking over the long term?
Today, extreme poverty is not an issue of insufficient resources, but of politics and allocation. And that makes it much harder to address.
The Rhodes Trust is concerned that the financial industry is effectively bribing top notch talent away from politics, science, and technology, and parasitizing our future in the process.
Asteroid mining is touted as the industry of the future. But how ready are we to harvest raw materials from the asteroid belt at a profit?
Peak Oil is a popular idea, but we're nowhere close to reaching it.