Category Archives: Science

How Much Sugar Would It Take To Get A Rocket To The Moon?

by Maggie Koerth-Baker of FiveThirtyEight The questions that kids ask about science aren’t always easy to answer. Sometimes, their little brains can lead to big places that adults forget to explore. That is what inspired our series Science Question From … Continue reading

Posted in Big Data, Energy, Science, Space travel, Technology, Thought-Provoking Analysis

When Will The World End? Artificial Intelligence Scientists Discuss Doomsday Plans In Arizona Desert

By Juliana Rose Pignataro Scientists have begun actively preparing for the end of the world. A group of experts met in the Arizona desert to discuss potential nightmare scenarios that could take place in the future and how humanity might … Continue reading

Posted in Artificial Intelligence, Big Data, Controversial, Cyber security, Science, Technology

Of smoots and gaffes

by Ken Feltman But smoots aren’t just any kind of graffiti. They’re smoots! (Massachusetts Metropolitan District Commission, the government body in charge of the Harvard Bridge)  In October of 1958, Oliver Reed Smoot was an MIT freshman and a pledge of … Continue reading

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Science Should Never Be “Settled”

by Mark Rhoads A new-sub controversy regarding the correct “balance” in news coverage has emerged at the BBC that is part of a larger battle between a large number of scientists who are certain that man-made global warming is a serious threat … Continue reading

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