Science

Deciding How to Die Has Never Been Harder
October 24, 2014

We do not like to think about our decrepit and declining future—and so we end up unprepared for it.

Can Science Fiction Writers Predict Technology’s Future?
October 17, 2014

Should science fiction writers be sending their first drafts to the patent office?

Everyone Is Dreaming About Ebola
October 17, 2014

The disease is even affecting us in our sleep.

Life With the Breast Cancer Gene Is a Hellish Mix of Anxiety and Self-Doubt
I'm poked, prodded, felt up, and scanned—and don't even know if it will stop the cancer
October 13, 2014

I'm poked, prodded, felt up, and scanned—and don't even know if it will stop the cancer.

The Scientists Studying Life After Death Are Not Total Frauds
October 08, 2014

Scientists want to know exactly what it means to be dead.

Here’s What Happens When You Tell White People America Is Getting Less White
October 08, 2014

Science explores the nature of the "threat."

Share Your Chocolate. It'll Make It Taste Better.
October 06, 2014

Finally. Scientific proof that splitting the cake makes it more satisfying.

Apocalypse Soon: Meet The Scientists Preparing For the End Times
October 03, 2014

A growing community of scientists, philosophers, and tech billionaires believe we need to start thinking seriously about the threat of human extinction.

Steven Pinker: These Are the Grammar Rules You Don't Need to Follow
October 03, 2014

Why are we still clinging to these archaic rules? Toss'em! 

How Do You Figure Out if a Mouse Is 'Depressed'?
October 02, 2014

It just doesn't care anymore. 

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