Health and Science
Health and Science
Science
Sept. 9 2016 6:28 PMHow One Giraffe Became More. Specifically, Four.Actually, what we thought of as a “giraffe” is four different species. How did scientists miss this?
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 9 2016 9:00 AMHave You Registered to Vote? Hank Green Tells You How (and Why You Need to Vote).
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 8 2016 9:00 AMWatch NASA Launch a Mission to Return an Asteroid Sample to Earth!
Medical Examiner
Sept. 7 2016 2:42 PMTesting TraditionsThe World Health Organization has failed to apply scientific rigor to traditional medicines. That’s bad for everyone.
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 7 2016 9:00 AMJupiter, the (Surprising and Weird) King of the Planets
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 6 2016 9:00 AMComet Lander Philae Finally Found Just a Month Before the End of Mission
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 3 2016 9:00 AMTime-Lapse Video: Geysers and Stars Over Yellowstone
Medical Examiner
Sept. 2 2016 11:16 AMZika Originated in Africa. Why Are We So Sure It’s Harmless There?Once again, the absence of evidence is not evidence of absence.
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 1 2016 11:29 AMSpaceX Rocket Explodes During Fueling
The Ladder
Sept. 1 2016 5:45 AMWorkplace Wellness Programs Are a ShamThey’re a waste of time and money, they don’t improve health outcomes, and they’re a front for shifting costs onto employees.
Bad Astronomy
Aug. 31 2016 9:00 AMNo, We Almost Certainly Did Not Detect an Alien Signal From a Nearby Star
Science
Aug. 30 2016 10:58 AMHow I Learned to Love LiverDoes understanding what an organ does in the body make it taste better? For this medical student, it did.
Bad Astronomy
Aug. 30 2016 9:00 AMWeird: Astronomers Find Three Exploded Stars Nested Like Russian Dolls
Bad Astronomy
Aug. 29 2016 9:00 AMWhy Do We Have Such a Hard Time Grasping Climate Change?
Bad Astronomy
Aug. 27 2016 9:00 AMHappy Goaturday
Science
Sept. 9 2016 2:40 PMThere Are Now Seven Species Named After President ObamaAnd two of them are parasites.
Medical Examiner
Sept. 8 2016 10:57 AMMSNBC Should Not Replay Live Footage Each 9/11It may be good for ratings, but for those who were there—and even for many who weren’t—it can be traumatizing.
Climate Desk
Sept. 7 2016 6:03 PMClimate Change Makes Flooding Like Louisiana’s More LikelyFloods that used to happen only every 50 years are now likely to happen every 30 years.
Science
Sept. 7 2016 1:13 PMFriends Don’t Let Friends … Hold Onto Guns?Most gun deaths are suicides. A new program aimed at removing guns from at-risk people could help reduce this.
Future Tense
Sept. 6 2016 9:30 AMFood Stamp Users Should Be Able to Shop OnlineBut they shouldn’t feel pressure to spend their money on organic and gluten-free products that aren’t backed by science.
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 5 2016 9:00 AMThe Case of a Conversion Error That Didn’t Doom a Venus Probe That Never Existed
Science
Sept. 2 2016 3:28 PMSouth Carolina’s Zika Prevention Backfires, Kills 2.5 Million BeesThis was definitely a mistake. But it is not a crisis.
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 2 2016 9:00 AMPhoto: A Glorious Convergence of Sunlight and Shadow
Bad Astronomy
Sept. 1 2016 9:00 AMA Cosmic Behemoth Hides in Plain Sight
Climate Desk
Aug. 31 2016 2:27 PMGenetically Modified Bugs Are Great, but GMO Food Still Scares Us. Here’s Why.It’s all about risk assessment.
Science
Aug. 30 2016 1:53 PMAbout That Mass Incident of Reindeer Death …Lightning strikes are not that unusual a cause of animal death. Unfortunately, climate change will make it worse.
Future Tense
Aug. 30 2016 10:15 AMShould Antarctica Play Host to Artists?At first, sending a commune of artists to the ice sounds insane. But it might not be such a bad idea.
Science
Aug. 30 2016 5:45 AMLet It Burn?Our new policy to let forest fires burn is inspired by nature. Unfortunately, nature doesn’t always behave as we’d like.
Cover Story
Aug. 28 2016 9:48 PMSad FaceAnother classic finding in psychology—that you can smile your way to happiness—just blew up. Is it time to panic yet?
Bad Astronomy
Aug. 26 2016 9:00 AMSee Jupiter and Venus Pass VERY Close Together This Weekend

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