The internet isn't turning us into lonely hermits, but unlike say in elementary school, you're not necessarily going to be friends with people just because you may see them everyday.
Thanks to the efforts of Illinois farmer Gene McMullen, the North American record for the heaviest pumpkin now sits at 2,145 pounds. McMullen's Cucurbita Maxima Brobdingnag is the second greatest pumpkin the world has ever known.
This morning the decision was made to abandon the U.S.-Canadian GEOTRACES cross-over station due to rough weather.
Is biology destiny? Do our genes determine who we are and what we're capable of? What does the mere idea that they might mean for politics and policy? A lot, it turns out.
If you're anything like me, you've heard different things from different guys about how marijuana affects sexual performance. Some say it helps; others say it hurts. So what does the research say? What effect, if any, does weed have on your, uh, joint?
After reading a comprehensive report on their own personal genome, consumers reported knowing less about genetics than they did before. Wait, what? How could that be?
Soon, nearly everyone will have a VR device, or use one regularly. The well of content is rising, and the cost is dropping; only the execution of the various applications is limiting exponential growth.
The Nassau Grouper, a strikingly colored, large iconic Caribbean reef fish, was once one of the mostly heavily fished species in the region. Due to unsustainable exploitation practices, however, it is now scarce in many coral reef ecosystems throughout its native range.
Many of the world's most accomplished scientists might find sleep a bit difficult during the week of October 5th.
One of the few unexplored frontiers of legacy physics is momentum exchange. Conservation of momentum unlike conservation of energy, does not take many forms. At least not that we know of.
Not only do you like change, but you like the changes associated with fall. You see orange leaves and think about pumpkins, which gets you thinking about Halloween, which gets you thinking about how much fun you had at last year's Halloween party, and now you feel really good.
It's a question that plagues amateur science geeks everywhere: where to go on vacation? The water park is too crowded, and furthermore, teeming with the kind of aggressive microbial subcultures that make relaxation difficult.
The term 'Internet justice' refers to when an angry mob of Internet users seek retribution for egregious acts through any form of punishment they can conjure up with the tapping of keys.
This is a question your surgeon never wants to hear, much less have to answer. Why? Because no one knows the answer for sure. Here's why, and what to do if infection happens.
Within a very few years, we expect that the challenges to human travel to Mars will be understood and the technologies will be ready. A new adventure will begin, one that will take its place among the great human explorations of all time.
The goal is to create many beautiful symmetrical images by drawing line segments. It is amazing for me to see very beautiful geometric shapes that are defined by some simple mathematical formulas.
There are a number of oddities inherent to space missions. Some are obvious and predictable: communication delays and dependence upon spacesuits, for example. Others are a little more... unexpected.
Life at sea is a lot like middle school summer camp and it's not just the bunk beds and cafeteria style dining -- it's living with a collection of characters, working together, and learning to rely on each other.