As we go about our daily lives, we tend to assume that our perceptions — sights, sounds, textures, tastes — are an accurate portrayal of the real world. Sure, when we stop and think about it — or when
What if the U.S. had not invaded Iraq in 2003? How would things be different in the Middle East today? Was Iraq, in the words of presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, the "worst foreign policy blunder"
Yes, making your bed every morning can help you live a more successful and productive life. Can making your bed in the morning and keeping a to-do list get you closer to the life you want to lead? Sociologist
Using four years’ worth of data from the Kepler space telescope, researchers announce the new exoplanet along with 12 possible ‘habitable’ others Scientists on the hunt for extraterrestrial life have “the
The world’s largest science experiment has achieved another milestone, finding a new state of matter called a “pentaquark.” The existence of pentaquarks has been predicted for more than 50 years, but have
As robotic systems evolve they are beginning to be built modeled after human biology. Specifically, bots will be built to imitate how humans use force. And that means they will become much safer for people
Cosmic rays provide a free source of high-energy collisions, which have been used in the past to discover new particles. A recent study calculates how often they produce Higgs bosons On Wednesday the of
Educational neuroscience burst onto the scene with the hope of explaining how we learn. But the jury is still out on whether it’s useful for classroom practice No one knows how much knowledge students
“The Confederate flag still flies overseas”: Endless war, domestic racism and the forgotten history of the stars and bars
It was a reconciled Army that moved out into the world after the Civil War, an unstoppable combination of Northern law (bureaucratic command and control, industrial might, and technology) and Southern
It’s no surprise that most Americans believe in God, according to science writer and skeptic Michael Shermer. In his book “The Believing Brain,” he explains how belief was beneficial to human evolution.
Weird Science One of the longest-running and weirdest examples of a crowdfunded scientific experiment is finally reaching the end of the road, and the results will come as a disappointment to anyone who
This article forms part one of a two-part look at the future of driverless cars. This part considers the current advantages driverless technology offers and the reasons currently holding it back. Part
A new study challenges more than a century of neuroscience and could radically change the way we treat PTSD April 4, 2015 4:00pm (UTC) This article was originally published by Scientific American. As as
The $10 billion, 17-mile-long Large Hadron Collider (LHC) has lain dormant for two years while engineers revamped it to hurl particles at even greater speeds. Physicists think the near-light-speed collisions
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