Why We're Obsessed with Killer Nannies

An ongoing murder trial in New York and the book inspired by the case point to a special brand of primal fear that isn't as simple as you might think.


Neil deGrasse Tyson Says Sex in Space Would Involve a Lot of Belts

Newton’s Second Law isn’t your friend when you’re doing the free-floating tango


A Visual Tribute to Isaac Newton’s 'Principia'

From classic portraits to pop culture riffs.


The Perks of Being a Professional Mermaid

We talked to a French mermaid about making her own tails, the joys of the job, and whether she ever gets any indecent proposals.


Celebrating Halley’s Eclipse On Its 300th Anniversary

For millennia, humans were terrified of solar eclipses. On May 3, 1715, Edmond Halley proved they had nothing to fear.


Isaac Newton's Most Underrated Disciple Was a Pioneer for Women in Science

Émilie du Châtelet, the genius polymath who popularized Newton in continental Europe, got the historical shaft in last night's 'Cosmos'.


The Physics Behind Last Week's Metro-North Derailment

Flipping a train on a curve isn't easy.


Did the Strength of Gravity Just Change?

Quick, jump on a scale.


Don't Worry, Isaac Newton Says the World Won't End Until at Least 2060

History's most influential scientist predicted that we've got at least 50 more years or so to putt around.


Poverty, Inequality, and Awful Cities Could Literally Drive You Crazy

Despite the claims of some gun enthusiasts, maybe we can legislate crazy


Australia Is a Case Study for Mass Shootings

After Martin Bryant killed 35 people in 1996, Australia enacted new gun laws that worked.


Noisey VS Newton Faulkner

Turns out he supports chemical castration for rapists.