See How the Buoyancy Force Works in Water or Air
The buoyancy force gives you the boost that helps you float and do cool maneuvers in water. This experiment lets you...
The Genius Neuroscientist Who Might Hold the Key...
Karl Friston’s free energy principle might be the most all-encompassing idea since Charles Darwin’s theory...
The Camp, Hill, and Woolsey Fires Are Climate...
Though we can point to a lack of rainfall to explain the devastation from the fires in California, they're ultimately a...
The Risk That Ebola Will Spread to Uganda Is Now...
With the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo continuing to spread, neighboring Uganda deploys its health...
Facebook simulates itself up a better, more...
When you're launching a new social media product, like an image-sharing app or niche network, common wisdom is to make...
These Wind Patterns Explain Why...
The Camp Fire, Hill Fire, and Woolsey Fire share an origin in the jet stream, which has produced extreme winds that are...
How an Anonymous 4chan Post Helped Solve a...
A debate over the most efficient way to watch a cult classic TV series' episodes, in every possible order, lies at the...
Limiting social media use reduced loneliness and...
The idea that social media can be harmful to our mental and emotional well-being is not a new one, but little has been...
Camp Fire: The Terrifying Science Behind...
Lots of wind along with very dry vegetation turned the Northern California wildfire into a high-speed menace that tore...
Was a Star Wars Escape Pod Really Just a KFC...
We can use video analysis to test whether an escape pod carrying R2-D2 and C-3PO in the first Star Wars movie was...
Don’t Want to Fall for Fake News? Don’t Be...
An MIT professor argues that misinformation boils down to one simple thing: mental laziness, exacerbated by social...
Bees Are Dying Off. Tiny QR Code Backpacks May...
A novel system monitors the dynamics of colonies exposed to imidacloprid, a neurotoxin that belongs to the infamous...
Aristotle Was Wrong—Very Wrong—But People...
Centuries-old ideas about force and motion have an intuitive appeal that is enduring but oh-so-incorrect, as these...
The House Science Committee May Soon...
“Hopefully we will no longer see the science committee used as a messaging tool for the fossil fuel...
Midterm Election Voters Shot Down a Carbon Tax,...
Washington voters will likely shoot down a ballot initiative that would tax carbon emissions, but carbon pricing is...
Midterm Election Voters Still Shrug Over Climate...
Major environmental ballot measures passed in Florida and Nevada, but not in Washington and Arizona.
New Satellites Will Use Radio Waves to Spy on...
This month, HawkEye 360 will send up satellites that monitor the radio transmissions of ships, planes and other things...
Midterms 2018: Weed Wins on Election Day
A win for marijuana in Michigan, Utah, and Missouri may foreshadow a win for cannabis nationwide.
The Key to a Long Life Has Little to Do With...
Alphabet's longevity lab Calico trawled through Ancestry's massive genealogy database to study human...
You Can Make Your Own Scale With a Rubber Band...
Take some simple measurements, add a dash of algebra, and you basically have a way to measure an unknown mass.