It’s Time for a National Park on the Moon“You can do archaeology in all places. This place happens to be off Earth.”
We Don't Actually Know What Triggers Lightning StrikesA scientist asks: Could it be cosmic rays?
Know Thy EnemyParasites are little-understood, and they are everywhere. An ecologist explains why we need to learn more about them.
Why Is the United States So Sick?The director of a massive new study says: “It’s almost everything.”
So Did Nudging Work?And would you know if you’ve been nudged?
Search Engine PrivacyDuckDuckGo does not track its users.
I Discovered the BRCA1 GeneAnd I am delighted the Supreme Court ruled that it cannot be patented.
Climate Change’s Psychological MilestoneTurning 400 is a lot worse than turning 40.
Particle vs. AntiparticleA new fermion on a chip “opens up a new class of particles.”
The Science of Sleepy TeenagersSchool schedules make them grouchy, impulsive, and humorless.
The First MartiansA Nobelist physicist promotes the plan to send people to Mars—one way.
Two Mommies and One DaddyThree-parent embryos are technically and ethically worth exploring.
Survival of the FriendliestDid dogs “self-domesticate”? Did humans?
Planets Deserve Better NamesNominate your pet’s name for exoplanet 2M 0746+20b
We Don’t Need a Theory of EverythingWhy physics is messy.
It’s a Myth That Entrepreneurs Drive New TechnologyFor real innovation, thank the state.
Making Medicine as Ubiquitous as Coca-Cola in Rural AfricaSimon Berry hopes ColaLife can help stop unnecessary deaths from dehydration.
The Last Text You’ll Ever SendWhy new driving safety technologies are really dangerous.
When Nudge Comes to ShoveDo people really not know what’s good for them?
We’re Growing a House From MushroomsThe organism does most of the work.
Why Is Exercise Such a Chore?Human evolution made us long-distance runners, but it didn’t make us like it.
Let Them Eat CricketsThey’re nutritious. But delicious?
Stop Killer RobotsAutonomous weapons systems could lead to disaster.
The Unappreciated SensesThe world is a bleak place if you lose your sense of taste or smell.
My Life Is an Open BookStanford is recording everything this guy does.
The Paleo Diet Is a Paleo FantasyTrue, we haven’t evolved for modern life. But that doesn’t mean you should eat or exercise old-school.
Can Your Phone Tell You You’re Stressed?It may sense tense moments better than you can.
Can Physics Experiments Catch Up?Multiverse physics is “so removed from observation that it’s a little scary.”
God’s Green EarthReligious leaders can help stop wildlife crime.
Half a Million Plus Three to Five YearsAn ambitious plan to drill into an ancient Antarctic lake failed on Christmas.