articles tagged: research
what we can learn from the mars one fiasco
# space

what we can learn from the mars one fiasco

Mars One might be imploding under its own hype but that doesn't mean we can't learn from its ability to tap into people's desire to explore.

to meat or not to meat, that is the question
# science

to meat or not to meat, that is the question

The future of meat isn't exactly not meat, at least not yet. But there is one way we could convince at least some people to start eating meat that doesn't come from an animal...

when surveys, sociology, and porn intersect…
# sex

when surveys, sociology, and porn intersect…

The idea that sexual abuse and careers in porn go hand in hand isn't true according to a survey of adult performers. But the context of the findings and public reactions to them are still quite unsettling.

how not to research sex, race, and culture
# sex

how not to research sex, race, and culture

Satoshi Kanawaza is back and he's as lazy, sexist, and racist as ever while pretending to be a victim.

why human morality is a tricky calculus…
# science

why human morality is a tricky calculus…

A study shows that the further we're personally removed from a harmful or even lethal action, the easier we can rationalize its execution.

why so many said that apollo wasn’t worth it
# space

why so many said that apollo wasn’t worth it

Contrary to popular belief, the Apollo program wasn't all that popular when it was underway.

why getting humans to mars will not come cheap
# space

why getting humans to mars will not come cheap

If we're going to go to Mars and do it right, we should be ready for the price tag.

academics to wall street: hands off our grads!
# science

academics to wall street: hands off our grads!

Academics and STEM industries are worried that financial firms are making offers the graduates they need can't refuse with serious repercussions for the rest of society.

two grams of your finest antimatter please…
# tech

two grams of your finest antimatter please…

A new way of creating positrons hints at a potential shortcut towards antimatter engines. But we're still a long way off from such spacecraft...

how do you edit the periodic table?
# science

how do you edit the periodic table?

Scientists around the world are competing to answer the question of how heavy an atom can be before physics steps in.

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