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Magazine Researchers have found that the way our brains are wired can affect how much empathy we feel toward others—a key measuring stick of good and evil. From the kitchen window of her mobile home in
Some studies show being overweight leads to a greater risk of death; others show it doesn’t. Here’s what’s really going on. Is being a little bit overweight bad for you? Could it lead to an untimely death?
Satellite data suggest that water inside the moon is widespread, and that volcanic rocks may be a valuable resource for future explorers. There's even more water on the moon than we previously thought,
Are a lot of your friends in Portugal right now, Instagramming beaches and sardines? Here's why—and what to see when you eventually make your own trip. What’s up with Portugal? Like, all my friends are
Niger is last among 187 countries in the UN’s education index, but getting girls into school affects many other areas of development. What can be done? Maybe, Rakia Soumana sometimes thinks, life could
Paul Sutter is an astrophysicist at The Ohio State University and the chief scientist at COSI Science Center . Sutter is also host of Ask a Spaceman , We Don’t Planet , and COSI Science Now . Sutter contributed
MagazineFeature Our special report offers a rare look at life beneath the frozen continent—where penguins, seals, and exotic creatures thrive. In the morning, when we arrive on foot from Dumont d’Urville,
The Eagle Nebula is a large, active, star-forming region located 7,000 light years away. Near its heart, beside a massive collection of new stars, lie the Pillars of Creation. Imaged in breathtaking detail
A computer science degree from a top university can help graduates land their dream job at companies like Apple, Google, and Facebook. But which computer science courses are the best ones to try and to
Book Talk Soil helps build up our defenses against disease and imparts a sense of the sacred—and we are killing it. It’s estimated that children now spend less time outside than the average prisoner. could
In the autumn of 2015, Germany designated the hamlet of Sumte as a sanctuary for hundreds of displaced people. What followed was a test of the country’s deepest principles There is no cinema in Sumte.
Perhaps gravity’s oddest prediction is the existence of black holes: regions of space where gravity is so strong that nothing, not even light, can escape. Only through gravitational effects, such as by
And all of them are in the temperate zone. In late 2015, in the Chilean desert, astronomers pointed a telescope at a faint, nearby star known as a red dwarf. Amid the star’s dim infrared glow, they spotted
At this rate, just about every man-made surface there is could be covered in solar panels in the future. Yesterday, Tourouvre-au-Perche, a small town in northern France, opened what is likely the first