Essays & Commentary
mobi |eng | 2012-06-10 | Author:Brian Dunning [Dunning, Brian]

REFERENCES & FURTHER READING American Geographical Society: Approximate Status of 1933. “Map of the Colorado Delta Region.” SDSU Center for Inland Waters. San Diego State University, 1 Jan. 1936. Web. ...
( Category: Essays & Commentary September 6,2019 )
epub |eng | 2019-09-02 | Author:Randall Munroe

Luckily for us, the fact that the universe has existed for this long without decaying suggests that, even if the false vacuum theories are correct, vacuum decay isn’t particularly likely ...
( Category: Trivia September 5,2019 )
epub |eng | 2019-08-12 | Author:Lisa Sanders

Deflated “Are you okay?” the man asked his wife. It was two A.M., and he’d awakened to find the bed next to him empty. He found his forty-five-year-old spouse in ...
( Category: Diseases August 27,2019 )
epub |eng | 2019-08-12 | Author:Lisa Sanders

Deflated “Are you okay?” the man asked his wife. It was two A.M., and he’d awakened to find the bed next to him empty. He found his forty-five-year-old spouse in ...
( Category: Diseases August 17,2019 )
azw3 |eng | 2007-11-16 | Author:Tyson, Neil deGrasse [Tyson, Neil deGrasse]

ALTHOUGH ICE IN the cold and dark of your freezer evaporates over time (just look at cubes in your freezer’s ice tray after you’ve come back from a long vacation), ...
( Category: Astronomy August 13,2019 )
epub |eng | 2012-06-25 | Author:Saini, Angela, 1980- [Saini, Angela, 1980-]

THE miNDREADING MACHINE For anyone who wants proof of how irrational even educated Americans can be, I know a good story It starts in a courtroom in Washington DC on ...
( Category: Human Geography July 26,2019 )
epub |eng | 1987-12-31 | Author:Richard P. Feynman & Richard P. Feynman

That afternoon, I got a telephone call from General Kutyna. “Professor Feynman?” he says. “I have some urgent news for you. Uh, just a minute.” I hear some military-type band ...
( Category: Scientists May 12,2019 )
epub |eng | 2019-02-13 | Author:Marcus Chown

30. LOOPY LIQUID There is a liquid that never freezes (and can run uphill!) “In some sense, what you might have suspected from the first day of high-school chemistry is ...
( Category: Essays & Commentary May 11,2019 )
epub |eng | 2018-06-12 | Author:Rupert Sheldrake

Ritual Sacrifice Until recently, some traditional societies practiced human sacrifice, which is now banned by law everywhere. But it still happens, and is now called ritual murder. In 2006, in ...
( Category: Science & Religion April 30,2019 )
epub |eng | | Author:Thomas Lin

NEW LETTERS ADDED TO THE GENETIC ALPHABET Emily Singer DNA stores our genetic code in an elegant double helix. But some argue that this elegance is overrated. “DNA as a ...
( Category: Essays & Commentary April 27,2019 )
epub |eng | 2019-04-01 | Author:Basil Hero

August 23, 1966, by NASA’s Lunar Orbiter 1 Earth’s satellite, however, was starting to sound a lot less romantic. “The moon looks like a battlefield. It’s ugly!” Anders said as ...
( Category: Astrophysics & Space Science April 4,2019 )
epub |eng | 2019-03-26 | Author:Robert P. Crease

The more complicated and specialized modern culture becomes, the more its external supporting apparatus demands the personally detached and strictly “objective” expert, in lieu of the lord of older social ...
( Category: History & Philosophy March 26,2019 )
epub |eng | 2019-02-05 | Author:Edward O. Wilson

Cryptocercus are large for cockroaches. They survive not by sprinting away from enemies in the expected cockroach-in-the-kitchen manner, but passively, relying on the protection of their heavy chitinous armor. They ...
( Category: Zoology March 20,2019 )
epub |eng | 2018-10-26 | Author:Andrew Maynard [Maynard, Andrew]

Private space exploration isn’t quite permissionless innovation; there are plenty of hoops to jump through if you want permission to shoot rockets into space. But the sheer audacity of the ...
( Category: History & Philosophy November 21,2018 )
epub |eng | 2018-11-15 | Author:Siddhartha Mukherjee, Tim Folger

( Category: United States November 16,2018 )