Stop Giving Multiple-Choice Tests, and Start Letting Robots Grade Students' Essays
December 06, 2013
Scientists have created software that can grade short-answer essays in five seconds.
Mexico's Radioactive-Material Thieves Are Probably Dying Right Now, In Exactly This Way
December 05, 2013
The gruesome details of the thieves' likely death.
Einstein's Famous Quote About Science and Religion Didn't Mean What You Were Taught
December 04, 2013
Albert Einstein offers to solace to believers
Do Smarter People Drink More?
December 03, 2013
Yes, according to these studies. And wine is the drink of choice.
Our IQs Are Climbing, But We’re Not Getting Smarter
December 02, 2013
Does the rise in IQ scores over the past century mean people are getting smarter?
There's a Mouse Crisis in Scientific Research
November 26, 2013
Are scientists less rigorous about applying proper research standards when their subjects are mice? That’s the question Jennifer Couzin-Frankel investigates in the latest issue of Science—and her findings are disturbing.
Amazing Sculptures of Insects Made from Old Mechanical Parts
November 22, 2013
Edouard Martinet turns motorcycle headlights and umbrella ribs into beautiful living things.
Do You Really Remember Where You Were When JFK Was Shot?
November 18, 2013
Pretty much all Americans over the age of 50 will reminisce this week about where they were when JFK was shot.
A battle over what "science" really means.
China's One-Child Policy Has Had Some Surprising Consequences for Kids
November 15, 2013
What your child would be like in a country of only children