This week, a group of about 100 physicists and philosophers have gathered in Munich to reassess a question at the heart of science: “Why trust a theory?” In an opinion piece by George Ellis and Joe Silk,
What a year for science fiction we've had, with epic new space operas, fascinating new worlds to explore, and the return of some of our favorite stories. Legendary science fiction author Neal Stephenson
Are suicidal people the antidote to suicide bombers? Ostensibly the ISIS folks are trying to create unhappiness by killing as many infidels as possible and then shutting down human life. But what if they
A roadmap of the Internet's darkest alleys You thought you knew the Internet. But sites such as Facebook, Amazon, and Instagram are just the surface. There’s a whole other world out there: the Deep Web.
That ruling was a blow to the for-profit college system and will force programs to show that the loan payments of the average graduate won't be more than 20% of their discretionary income or 8% of total
For any numbers of reasons, India has no shortage of tragedy. To name just three — economic disparity drives crime, insufficient education breeds various abuses and corruption in the police force leads
As I mentioned yesterday, I’m in Waterloo, Ontario for a couple of days, attending the Convergence conference at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. The idea of the event is to bring together
Pixar's 'Inside Out' is a surprisingly accurate look at human psychology — here's what it gets right and wrong
The movie has so far earned rave reviews, particularly for its imaginative portrayal of five emotions — Fear, Disgust, Anger, Sadness, and Joy — as they jockey for the limelight inside the head of Riley,
Worried about how to leave parties, need to get rid of bedbugs or simply want to know the best chat-up lines? A book historian comes to the rescue with some pearls from the library of wisdom Bedbugs. conversations.
Today started like every other day. With a blank page. Articles need to be written. To-do lists need to be completed. But still that pesky little cursor stays in the same spot taunting me with his methodical
While I agree with Maulfry Worthington (Letters, 19 June) that our schools should encourage more curiosity, it is unfortunate that she repeats the near-calumny that Einstein was a “patent clerk” who would
I'm not going to beat around the bush here, I was a huge fan of the show "Entourage" and I knew with little doubt in my mind the movie would be awesome. I was not wrong. It makes sense, though, when you