It Doesn’t Matter If You Think It’s Nice Out
Our understanding of global climate change needs to move beyond our personal experiences of weather.
Hand Dryer vs. Paper Towel: Which Is Cleaner? What matters most for hygiene is how you wash up, not how you dry off.
Thirty Years Later, Chernobyl Is Still DeadlyWe’re still trying to assess how many people may have been affected by the worst nuclear accident in history.
Have We Solved Climate Change Yet?Several countries are signing the Paris Agreement in New York. That’s great, but it’s not enough.
On Earth Day, Let Lab Girl Persuade You to Plant a TreeIn an excerpt from her wildly popular book, Hope Jahren details her devotion to plants.
Don’t Panic Over a U.S. Zika OutbreakWe should still spend the $1.9 billion to fight it, though.
Unless Aliens Are Building Comets, It’s Still Probably Not Aliens Messing With That Star
All Your Burning Questions About Weed, AnsweredDoes coughing get you high faster? Can your cat really get stoned? How would an adult find a dealer?
Scientists Are Getting Involved in Sci-Fi, and the Result Is Better TV and Movies for All of Us
Unfortunately, You Can’t Have a Lemur as a PetIt seems like it would be the best, but it would actually be the worst.
Should Drunk Drivers Be Forced to Visit Morgues?Thailand is trying to deter intoxicated motorists by scaring them. But no one knows if it works.
Virtual MaladyExcedrin has developed a simulator that mimics the symptoms of a migraine. What other afflictions could we experience?
Cancer Research Is BrokenThere’s a replication crisis in biomedicine—and no one even knows how deep it runs.
This Week’s Back-to-Back Earthquakes Don’t Mean the World Is EndingIt’s only unusual because they both struck highly populated areas.