There is no small complexity in the task of carrying hundreds of people through the sky at hundreds of miles an hour. More than 100,000 airliners take off and land each day, but two deadly air crashes
P-values and “statistical significance” are widely misunderstood. Here’s what they actually mean. For too long, many scientists’ careers have been built around the pursuit of a single statistic: p<.05.
A NASA spacecraft reached a space rock and found it orbited by tiny moons—a phenomenon that “has never been seen before in any solar-system object.” Billions of years ago, something—perhaps the vibrations
The ocean may soon be a valuable source of renewable energy. A team of scientists at Stanford have figured out a way to make hydrogen fuel out of saltwater. The discovery could open up the world's oceans
A cholesterol-fighting drug which does not cause aching muscles could help patients who cannot take statins because of debilitating side-effects. Bempedoic acid stops the body being able to create the
Humanity's biggest milemarkers. Wind, horse, and people power enforced strict speed limits for most of human history, but that never stopped us from venturing. By A.D. 400, Polynesians had explored the
Offices and tiny apartments could be transformed by the work of Boston University researchers, who recently unveiled an “acoustic metamaterial” that blocks all sound. A team of Boston University researchers
Changing jobs can be exciting. But it can also be stressful. You have to create relationships with a new boss and new co-workers. You have to learn how to navigate new agendas, new political "structures,"
Breaking down, by the numbers, a new submarine data-transfer accomplishment. Undersea cables are the backbone of the internet. Connecting places like the United States to Europe, or France to India, these
His forecasts turned out to be eerily prescient. This story originally appeared on Business Insider In 1999, Bill Gates wrote a book titled Business @ the Speed of Thought. In the book, Gates made 15 predictions
Cancer experts and others in the United States and abroad were less than enthusiastic about a team of Israeli scientists’ statements that it would cure cancer in the coming year. In fact, some were outright