Science and Technology

Solar eclipse

Journalist David Baron describes how witnessing a total solar eclipse set him on a path to examine how eclipses have propelled many inquisitive minds deeper into the sciences to see more deeply into the universe.More

folding microscope

Manu Prakash invented a paper microscope that’s now being used in research labs and classrooms around the world. Prakash, a Stanford...More

Twitterstorm of bots

Computer scientist Filippo Menczer has evidence of a bot campaign targeting one of Twitter's biggest power users: President Trump.More

nebula

Much of the universe can't be seen, as is the case with dark matter and dark energy: the invisible stuff that, according to the laws of physics, makes up 96 percent of the universe. Yale astronomer Priya Natarajan says it is difficult–but not impossible—to find it.More

Lips curled back

"Disgustologist" Valerie Curtis talks about a powerful driver of human emotion.More

Searching the stars

For more than 30 years, the scientists at the SETI Institute have been looking and listening for signs of extraterrestrial intelligence. And recently, some of them decided to get a bit more proactive.More

Inside a space capsule

Physicist Don Gurnett has recorded what you might hear from inside a spacecraft, and it isn't just the sound of desolate silence.More

Black hole

Psychedelic drugs show remarkable promise for treating addiction and end-of-life anxiety.More

Man gets lost

Rebecca Solnit prepares the smartphone era for a time when we no longer know how to not know where we are.More

Snake head with red eye

David Pizzaro explains how disgust shapes our moral reasoning.More

Taco with chapulines (grasshoppers) and beans

What's the new trend in sustainable, eco-friendly food? Bugs!More

Neil DeGrasse Tyson

Neil deGrasse Tyson makes the case for why constantly searching for answers doesn't have to dispel our sense of awe and wonder faced with the seemingly unknowable universe.More

deep blue

Katherine MacLean describes her work as a skilled guide to a psychedelic trip. More

person checking their phone

Science writer Sharon Begley on how anxiety drives modern day compulsions.More

Rock climber Alex Honnold burst onto the scene a few years ago with some breathtaking solo climbs in Zion and Yosemite, and he’s pushed the limits for what climbers thought possible.More

Bat hanging upside down and sticking out its tongue

Biologist Merlin Tuttle braves crocodile-infested rivers, dark caves, and even bandits to find rare bats.More

bedroom

How Ethan Smith overcame OCD and a crippling fear of self harm.More

Twins

Bioethicist Julian Savulescu says we have a moral obligation to use new technology to create the best possible children.

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