Raindrops Are Mathematically Impossible

Discover why every drop of rain is a minor mathematical miracle.

May 22 2015 11:56 AMSpider SkiesWhy are millions of Australian spiders climbing to high points and jumping?
May 19 2015 3:04 PMA Creationist CampaignLouisiana students are suffering for Bobby Jindal’s presidential ambitions.
May 18 2015 5:23 PMGirls With ToysThis is what real scientists look like.
May 11 2015 10:04 AMForbidden DataWyoming just criminalized citizen science.
May 7 2015 2:47 PMCan You Inherit Stress From Your Parents?Look what happened to generations of the snowshoe hare.
May 6 2015 10:59 AMBed Bug PanicThe bloodsuckers are everywhere, but their shadowy threat shouldn’t rule your life.
May 1 2015 3:17 PMBlessed Are the Climate AdvocatesThe Vatican and United Nations present the beatitudes of a new movement.
April 30 2015 10:09 AMAnimals Are TerrifyingPeople who love them just do not understand.
April 29 2015 3:45 AMThe Joy of ScentsSmelling a happy person may make you happy.
April 22 2015 2:12 PMLosing GroundThe Everglades is the site of America’s biggest battle against climate change.
April 21 2015 12:39 PMDismissing DarwinRecords show teachers and school board members conspiring to teach creationism in public school science class.
April 17 2015 12:46 PMEinstein’s Brain HeistWhy are we so obsessed with famous dead bodies?
April 15 2015 11:52 AMScary Smart Do intelligent people worry more?
April 9 2015 12:42 PMThe Great Goldfish Invasion of 2015In Colorado, a reminder why it’s a bad idea to release unwanted pets into the wild.
April 9 2015 10:00 AMA Very Bad Day on VenusWhat happens when a solar storms slams into another planet?
May 21 2015 4:43 PMWhy Soy Is EverywhereIn Asia, it has dignity. In the United States, it still lurks in the culinary shadows.
May 19 2015 1:09 PMKayaktivismThese boats protesting oil drilling are the perfect symbol of climate change activism.
May 12 2015 1:06 PMAddition: The New SubtractionAdding some numbers and ignoring others makes all the difference.
May 8 2015 3:11 PMDry HeatAs Lake Mead hits record lows and water shortages loom, Arizona prepares for the worst.
May 6 2015 2:11 PMNicholas Kristof Is Not Smarter Than an Eighth-GraderAmerican kids are actually doing decently in math and interpretation, but he’s not.
May 5 2015 6:23 PMYour Beard Is Covered in BacteriaSo is everything else. Don’t fall for the latest viral freak-out.
May 1 2015 10:46 AMScience Needs a New RitualWe should take a few days a year to reflect on the dark parts of our history.
April 30 2015 7:59 AMWhat Happens When You Taste Wasabi and Sriracha?Inside your tongue’s panicked, excited reaction.
April 23 2015 11:18 AMThe Underground CityExploring a subterranean hideaway in Turkey that may be the largest in the world.
April 22 2015 2:12 PMThe First SuperfoodOne miracle fruit can cure disease and make people lose weight? That’s bananas.
April 21 2015 10:00 AMThe Logical Failures of Food FadsWhy studying the humanities can help you live a healthy life.
April 16 2015 12:30 PMThe Longest Mammal Migration EverHow a Russia-to-Mexico journey complicates everything we know about gray whales.
April 14 2015 10:15 AMGod’s Chosen PlanetWhy creationists are praying we never find alien life.
April 9 2015 12:20 PMBurn After EatingHow unlocking the secrets of wasabi could lead to better pain meds.
April 8 2015 12:34 PMHas Environmental Journalism Failed?Five lessons from Gallup’s latest survey.