Sarah Skuja

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How to See a Star Explode in 2022

For the first time, astronomers are confidently predicting how to see this type of brilliant blast, which will be visible with the naked eye.<p>Five or so years from now, you may be able to witness a new "star" appearing in the night sky, a cosmic gem that should glitter in the northern wing of the …

American Astronomical Society

Micro-dosing: The Drug Habit Your Boss Is Gonna Love

What started as a body-tinkering, mind-hacking, supplement-taking productivity craze in Silicon Valley is now spreading to more respectable workplaces, maybe even to your office, where the guy down the hall might already be popping a new breed of brain-boosting pills or micro-dosing LSD—all in the …

Synthetic Biology

The Buried Story of Male Hysteria

When men actually began to be diagnosed as “hysterics,” doctors searched for a cause. They found a chemical that may be on the rise again today.<p>When a raving 27-year-old man was committed to Hudson River State Hospital for the Insane in April of 1887, no one thought much of it.<p>But 12 days later, …

The 9 most-anticipated indie video games of 2017

The next year of gaming looks promising based on what we know so far, but there are plenty of smaller games on the horizon that have us just as …

Cuphead

Tilikum's Legacy: How the Late SeaWorld Orca Changed the Park and Whale Captivity Forever

Long before his passing, the 36-year-old killer whale made headlines for his part in the controversial documentary <i>Blackfish</i>, in which his behavior …