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.
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.
People are consuming more news than ever before and it's making them angrier, more frustrated, and overwhelmed thanks to the people who dominate the news cycles.
It's bad enough when conspiracy theorists with an axe to grind decide who gets to run nations. It's far worse when those they elect are just as wild-eyed and paranoid.
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?
Widespread automation is about to hit the developing world, hard.
Congressman Lamar Smith desperately wants another Climategate and he's happy to abuse his power to manufacture one.
Too many of the lawmakers who sit on the House Science and Technology Committee are the absolute worst people to be on such a committee.
First, Congress was telling engineers how to build their rockets. Now it's telling programmers how to write their software.
Governments censoring, filtering, and manipulating the internet, so hot right now.
Politicians seem to be really upset with people learning things from which they might not get immediate, quantifiable benefit. And that's the worst possible attitude about education.