In this Universe, there are very few fundamental properties that cannot be derived from something simpler. The rules governing biological systems are rooted in chemical interactions, bonds, and applied
Science & InnovationStarstruck A new study of Russian space travelers adds to evidence that life among the stars has many consequences. Our fleshy forms evolved to work within the tug of gravity. Take
If you haven’t heard, universities around the world are offering their courses online for free (or at least partially free). These courses are collectively called MOOCs or Massive Open Online Courses.
As most of us know, the world map we grew up with isn’t exactly the most accurate vision of the world. Currently, the Mercator projection—which was created by Flemish cartographer Gerardus Mercator in
Two new books explore what unbelievers actually believe. Daniel Seeger was twenty-one when he wrote to his local draft board to say, “I have concluded that war, from the practical standpoint, is futile
WASHINGTON – The national debt is $21 trillion and counting. The federal deficit soared last year to $779 billion and is projected to approach $1 trillion in 2019. For most Americans, it’s difficult to
I have flipped more than 155 houses in my career, and while I am still learning, I have figured out a few things over the years. One mistake I see many new flippers make is in how they remodel a house.
A couple’s handwritten note to renowned architect Kendrick Bangs Kellogg results in an iconic Leviathan of a home in the Californian desert. Though John Lautner is often considered one of the most famous
Want climate news in your inbox? Sign up here for Climate Fwd:, our email newsletter. INCHEON, South Korea — A landmark report from the United Nations’ scientific panel on climate change paints a far dire
Half the world is now middle class. So ran the headlines reporting a Brookings Institution analysis of global poverty, according to which 3.8 billion people can now be defined as “middle class” or “rich”.
'The gentlest, most reasonable man may, if he wears a large moustache, sit as it were in its shade and feel safe' In The Gay Science, he notes how monstrous it is that young women are brought up told sex