I was always taught that if you don't know how something works, you shouldn't mess with it. The Earth's climate represents a wonderfully complex dynamical system that we do not fully understand.
Faith is foolish because it leads people to irrational decisions that pose great dangers to the survival of humanity, such as opposing birth control and thinking that global warming is no problem because God would never let it harm us.
Events of August 4, 2013 As our car turned off the highway and past the entrance sign that read "BNL: Brookhaven National Laboratory", everything see...
Events of July 21, 2013 "There it is!" I cried, over the sound of Kelly Clarkson's singing on the radio, pointing out my window at the white sign gle...
The Nobel Prize is awarded in three science categories: physics, chemistry, and physiology or medicine. In 2012 each science prize was shared by a pair of researchers. Among this year's six laureates in these categories is the usual number of women: zero.
The scientific world is suffering through a rash of examples of the sad consequences of the "hype now, hide later" approach to scientific news.
A convincing argument against religion is not necessarily an equally compelling one for atheism. Between religious certitude and atheism lies a more suitable ground for truly open and skeptical minds: agnosticism.
I felt like a kid in a candy store while sifting through the reams of technological data showing what Dr. Greer and his team have in mind for the future.
In his book Hidden Truth Forbidden Knowledge, Dr. Greer speaks of his personal journey. I asked Steven to give me a summary and say more about his motivation to pursue his interest in extraterrestrial activities.
I didn't major in physics in college, though I do have a BS in life, but I know that one of the principles of this fascinating science is that any space will be filled -- except, of course, the one between my ears.
What it comes down to, then, and what science helps us consider, is that there is an omnipotent, omnipresent force in the universe that creates everything we see, touch, taste and experience.
To those who are uninformed and not exposed to significant experiences or opportunities for education in the arts, the visual arts are often relegated to the same realms as pseudoscience.
On March 23, 1882, a girl named Emmy Noether was born in Erlangen, Bavaria. The daughter of a mathematician, she would turn out to be a mathematical genius and make one of the most important contributions to physics in the twentieth century.
If the Existence Equation Conjecture actually models the energy a mass needs to exist, how does this explain the accelerating universe? If correct, the amount of energy required for existence is enormous, and it has to come from somewhere.
This question originally appeared on Quora. Answer by Frank Heile, Physicist, Software Engin...
We don't know much about the collective behavior that emerges from panicked crowds -- it's not exactly ethical to start a riot for the sake of science. So this group of researchers turned to the next best thing: Heavy metal concerts