Axel Cleeremans, a psychologist and researcher, has spent the last 30 years trying to figure it out. THE MOST UNKNOWN is Motherboard's love letter to the scientific process. For the next nine weeks, we'll
One of the evergreen topics in my social-media circles has to do with the relationship between physics and philosophy, which generally comes up in the form of accusations that physicists are too dismissive
The inner life of plants arouses the passions of even the mildest-mannered naturalists. A debate over plant consciousness and intelligence has raged in scientific circles for well over a century—at least
As Facebook shapes our access to information, Twitter dictates public opinion and Tinder influences our dating decisions, the algorithms we’ve developed to help us navigate choice are now actively driving
It’s now just over five years since the two major collaborations at the Large Hadron Collider — CMS and ATLAS — jointly announced the discovery of a new particle with never-before-seen properties: the
One spring morning in 2015, Barbara Lipska got up as usual, dyed her hair and went for a jog in her suburban Virginia neighborhood. But when she returned from a much longer than expected run, her husband
The biggest lesson from Einstein’s general theory of relativity is that space itself isn’t a flat, unchanging, absolute entity. Rather it’s woven together, along with time, into a single fabric: spacetime.