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.
It turns out that polls and predictions of who'll win, along with fake news appealing to our cognitive dissonances, are changing outcomes of elections before we even have them.
When we want to see if economy is growing or to measure its relative size to others, we use the gross domestic product, or GDP. But what if this number is horribly misleading?
If we want more kids to pursue careers in STEM, they need to study math. But what type of math they study matters.
As 2018 winds down, it’s time to take a quick look back at what happened this year before we ring in the new one...
A thorough study of prison records spanning 15 years shows that recidivism is actually a lot lower than the numbers commonly cited in the media.
After analyzing millions of comments researchers can say for sure that the best way to deal with trolls is with deafening silence.
A study finds that couple who met online end up in more stable, happier marriages. But there are a few small caveats that need to be addressed...
Another year, another peek under the hood of Weird Things.
A study of how proteins are encoded and translated across a dozen species shows that life on Earth had only one population of universal common ancestors.
A look at all the top stats of 2009 on the last day of the year.