I report on (astro/nuclear/quantum) physics, artificial intelligence, space exploration, the future of energy, DIY tech/open source development, and the psychedelic renaissance.
Fifteen years ago, researchers said it would be impossible to do a randomized controlled trial of parachute safety. A team of scientists from Harvard, the University of Michigan, and UCLA disagreed.
A look at the complicated business of funding open source software development.
The research explains how a third ancient human ancestor bred with humans to produce the modern human genome.
The process could help convert millions of tons of plastic we generate every year into an gasoline and diesel-like fuel.
The “moderate to severe” vulnerabilities discovered by the hacker LimitedResults have since been fixed, according to the smart bulb company LIFX.
Some cosmologists have predicted the existence of “walls bounded by strings” in the aftermath of the Big Bang, and now a team of physicists have created these quantum structures on Earth for the first time.
When researchers measured the welfare of hundreds of people who left Facebook for a month, they found they were happier, less politically informed, more active in IRL activities, and less likely to go back to Facebook.
Black holes swallow everything that comes in contact with them, so how do plasma jets manage to escape their intense gravity?
LSD appears to cause information to disintegrate as it is passed through a neural circuit that determines how we process internal and external stimuli.
Your life will be so much easier if you force yourself to learn keyboard shortcuts.