McBath defeated GOP incumbent Karen Handel, who famously beat Democrat Jon Ossoff in last year’s special election. Gun control advocate Lucia “Lucy” McBath won her race for Congress in Georgia’s long-red
It's responsible for getting you to stop doing things. Neuroscientists know a lot about what happens in the brain when someone decides to do something, like reach for a cookie on the office snack table.
By creating wind turbines that float, engineers have new possibilities for where they can generate power. Scotland is known for picturesque highlands and tartan-wearing highlanders, but now the country
Ancient stone carvings confirm how comet struck Earth in 10,950BC, sparking the rise of civilisations
Ancient stone carvings confirm that a comet struck the Earth around 11,000BC, a devastating event which wiped out woolly mammoths and sparked the rise of civilisations. Experts at the University of Edinburgh
If you stop and think about it, the idea that you could understand a complex system by detailed description of one its parts is crazy on the face of it. You are unlikely to get too much insight into the
Leading scientists recently identified a dozen chemicals as being responsible for widespread behavioral and cognitive problems. But the scope of the chemical dangers in our environment is likely even Why
COLONIA BERLIN, Bolivia — A few months ago, a representative from Cargill traveled to this remote colony in Bolivia’s eastern lowlands in the southernmost reaches of the vast Amazon River basin with an
If there’s one word to describe Isaac Asimov, it’s “prolific.” To match the number of novels, letters, essays, and other scribblings Asimov produced in his lifetime, you would have to write a full-length
In 1972, a British scientist sounded the alarm that sugar – and not fat – was the greatest danger to our health. But his findings were ridiculed and his reputation ruined. How did the world’s top nutrition
The brain’s creative circuitry holds some unexpected secrets that scientists are only just beginning to understand. Daydreaming. Horsing around. Aimless wandering. A sudden, traumatic loss. So many things
Science & InnovationCuriously Krulwich There’s this plant I’ve heard about that had a really bad afternoon a few years ago. It was in its pot bothering nobody and then, suddenly, it fell. Not once, but
It’s a game where you’re unlikely to meet other players, no one will win and it will take over four billion years to explore it all. And that’s why it’s the most anticipated title for decades. Sean Murray
Singapore’s economic achievements are impressive. A nation roughly the size of Manhattan, it still consistently ranks among the top five richest countries in the world. However, the international media
Why agriculture may someday take place in towers, not fields A couple of Octobers ago, I found myself standing on a 5,000-acre cotton crop in the outskirts of Lubbock, Texas, shoulder-to-shoulder with
These maps of intersecting waterbodies will make you think twice about where yours comes from. The work of Wisconsin-based cartographer Daniel Huffman strikes a particular chord in the map-lover’s heart.
What would it be like to fly a spacecraft into a black hole? Marcus Woo investigates. Something about a black hole just pulls you in. Sure, its gravity is so strong that not even light can elude its grasp.
The clever tricks of technology and science behind the holograms Earlier this year, Microsoft introduced a crazy-sounding, ambitious holodeck for your face. The HoloLens is a computer on your head, but
Since 2006, the Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter spacecraft has been orbiting Mars snapping pictures of the surface with its HiRISE camera. Here is a collection of some of the most incredible images the camera