If we wish to colonize another world, finding a planet with a gravitational field that humans can survive and thrive under will be crucial. If its gravity is too strong our blood will be pulled down into our legs, our bones might break, and we could even be pinned helplessly to the ground.
In the latest edition of "could this happen," scientists have published a new study that weighs building massive berms to protect receding Antarctic glaciers.
The human and octopus lineages split 500 million years ago, but apparently we both retained the gene for partying.
Thanks to the internet, the modern meaning of "introvert" has become convoluted and all-encompassing.
Psychological research suggests that memories occurring below the age of three are highly unusual — and indeed, highly improbable.
This morning, Trump tweeted out a conspiracy theory that the official death count attributed to Maria was inflated by Democrats to make him look bad. In case it's not already clear to you, President Trump's understanding of Hurricane Maria's death toll is garbage.
Researchers discover that you can do the best work of your professional life at any moment.
Assuming they’re absorbed into the white-collar jobs that colleges are meant to train people for, these class migrants, arguably, will finally reach the kind of critical mass among knowledge workers that should lead to cultural change.
Welcome to Secret Identity, our regular column on identity and its role in politics and policy. We generally think of a person’s race or religion as being fixed…
Every now and then, a discovery will be made — often incidental to the main aim of the research — that is entirely unexpected. Such serendipitous findings enable us to leapfrog our usual incremental advances. They can even disrupt a whole field of research.
Nearly a decade on, the people who got cash weren’t earning more than people who didn’t.
A conversation with a researcher who has studied materialism for almost 30 years.
How the latest video game craze mixes up the fundamentals of game design and human psychology to make itself compelling.
A climate change-fueled switch away from fossil fuels means the worldwide economy will fundamentally need to change.
How the "emotional contagion" of memes makes them the internet's moral conscience.
According to the team, they've found striking evidence for a theory called conformal cyclic cosmology (CCC).
People who quit smoking cigarettes often gain weight. That's not necessarily because ex-smokers need a new habit and they enjoy eating. It's because the nicotine in cigarettes suppresses appetite to some degree.
Towns where people use Facebook more also had more attacks on refugees, building on suspicions that the platform makes users more prone to violence.
Practical entanglement and reprogrammable devices are now on the horizon.
A recent study has revealed which kinds of tech have stood the test of time — in terms of recognition, if not use. Would your children recognize these? (And would you?).
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