Stories about Science
17 February 2015
Saudi cleric Sheikh Bandar al-Khaibari is adamant the Earth does not rotate. How then, if the Earth rotates, and China rotates, would anyone get from Sharjah to China?
12 January 2015
17 December 2014
Scientist Lior Pachter wrote a post titled "The perfect human is Puerto Rican" to underscore how absurd the obsession with genetically "improving" humans is. But some took the title literally.
9 December 2014
Internet users in France are worried that a series of drone sightings above French nuclear power sites suggests an unacknowledged national security vulnerability.
30 November 2014
45% of Bangladesh—mostly people living in rural areas—is without electricity access. The Solar Home System Project is revolutionizing that imbalance.
25 November 2014
22 November 2014
31 October 2014
In Russia's post-Crimea era, almost any event seems capable of sparking spasms of patriotic fervor. Thanks to the legacy of the Cold War, space travel is a particularly sensitive flashpoint.
13 October 2014
26 September 2014
Russia is revitalizing its Moon exploration efforts, with plans to launch a full-scale lunar colonization and development program by 2030. Sounds awesome, right? The RuNet begs to differ.