Methodology What is this? Recent posts from sources where the majority of shared articles aligned “very liberal” (blue, on the left) and “very conservative” (red, on the right) in a large Facebook study.
I’ll never forget the time that I came across a huge archive of old BBS text files, back when cell phones were still bricks and dialup was the norm. There were hundreds of them, and these text files captured
The photographer Max Desfor covered many of the most significant events and personalities of the 20th century while working for the Associated Press. Beginning in the 1930s, Desfor traveled the world,
If you've ever wondered what it might be like to be inside of a giant crater on Mars, then check out this incredible footage NASA released this week from its Curiosity Mars rover. The video below is interactive,
I know. I was skeptical, too. It came out in early November, but now that I've actually had a chance to read "Future Visions," it's actually super great! Featuring stories from Elizabeth Bear, Greg Bear,
Scientists have sequenced the first ancient human genomes from Ireland, shedding light on the genesis of Celtic populations. The genome is the instruction booklet for building a human, comprising three
Etna sits on the east coast of Sicily, Italy, and is one of the most active volcanoes in the world. On Wednesday 2 December its Voragine crater, one of five craters at the volcano's summit, began erupting.
Their new discoveries challenge a popular view in archaeology that people entered South America no earlier than 15,000 years ago. Excavations in southern Chile indicate that ancient human groups sporadically
true Republican presidential candidates and their allies made fun of President Barack Obama’s comments about climate change in Paris on Monday. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, during a town hall in Iowa, said Obama
Search for hidden chamber in Luxor, once the pharaonic capital, points to chamber that some say could hold remains of Queen Nefertiti Egypt has said there is a 90% chance that hidden chambers will be within
When agriculture arrived in Europe some 8,500 years ago, humans didn’t simply adapt their lifestyles and eating habits, but also their genes. Researchers, led by geneticist David Reich at Harvard Medical
Air pollution in the Chinese capital has reached more than 15 times the safe level as smog engulfs large parts of the country Beijing’s residents have been advised to stay indoors after air pollution the
Our prehistoric forebears are often portrayed as spear-wielding savages, but the earliest human societies are likely to have been founded on enlightened egalitarian principles, according to scientists.
Robots that we interact with in today’s society are programmed to carry out tasks without deviation. The robots of the future might just be a little more defiant. Researchers at the Tufts University Human-Robot
Researchers in Australia replicated a primordial goo which was the source of life on Earth and confirmed it has medicinal benefits – the first such finding since it was discovered in the 1950s Scientists
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Ask yourself this question: Were you aware of inequality growing up? Your answer may depend in part on where you went to high school. Students at racially diverse schools, particularly black and Hispanic