Science

The Rise Of Junk Science

Fake publications are corrupting the world of research—and influencing real news. At the most benign level of the junk industry are papers, published in journals with no effective screening process, that are obvious nonsense.

The Rise Of Junk Science

Hollywood Is Quietly Using AI To Help Decide Which Movies To Make

AI will tell you who to cast and predict how much money you’ll make. Despite skepticism about specific applications, the tide might be turning. A single factor has convinced Hollywood to stop dismissing big data: Netflix.

Hollywood Is Quietly Using AI To Help Decide Which Movies To Make

Deep In The Ocean’s Trenches, The Legacy Of Nuclear Testing Lives

Evidence of Cold War nuclear testing has made its way to the deepest reaches of the Pacific Ocean. The discovery of “bomb carbon” miles below the surface shows how deep human impact goes.

Deep In The Ocean’s Trenches, The Legacy Of Nuclear Testing Lives

Newly Found Planet Could Host Primitive Life, Study Suggest

The planet – known as Barnard b or GJ 699 b – is an exciting find given the planet is only six light-years away from Earth, making it one of closest worlds outside of our solar system.

Newly Found Planet Could Host Primitive Life, Study Suggest

How To Keep The Earth As Inhabitable As Possible

We’ve been behind where we need to be for decades now, and the fact that we’ll be living in a hotter, less hospitable world is an inevitability. The only uncertainty left is how quickly we respond and how much damage we’re going to be able to prevent.

How To Keep The Earth As Inhabitable As Possible

The Race To Develop The Moon

For science, profit, and pride, China, the U.S., and private companies are hunting for resources on the lunar surface. It’s not difficult to imagine moon development, like all development, proceeding less than peacefully, and less than equitably.

The Race To Develop The Moon
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With a Simple Twist, A ‘Magic’ Material Is Now The Big Thing In Physics

The stunning emergence of a new type of superconductivity with the mere twist of a carbon sheet has left physicists giddy, and its discoverer nearly overwhelmed.

With a Simple Twist, A ‘Magic’ Material Is Now The Big Thing In Physics

The Internet Is Destroying Our Collective Attention Span

The length of time our “collective attention” is on any given event has grown shorter, and topics become popular and then drop out of public view at an accelerating rate. It’s no surprise if it feels harder and harder to dwell deeply on any topic.

The Internet Is Destroying Our Collective Attention Span

Why You Shouldn’t Exercise To Lose Weight, Explained With 60+ Studies

We’ve been taught for years that as long as you hit the gym you can hit the buffet line and still lose weight. But there’s plenty of science out there to prove this statement false.

Why You Shouldn’t Exercise To Lose Weight, Explained With 60+ Studies
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