Sci and Tech

There are four million referrals to child welfare services in America every year. How should cities and states decide which ones to respond to? Read More...

You would think that every single treatment you’re given at the hospital or doctor’s office is rooted in strong evidence, right? Not necessarily. Read More...

What’s the purpose of funding basic research with no obvious application? Robbert Dijkgraaf says it can lead to incredibly useful scientific advancements. Read More...

You’ve heard of the smartphone and the smartwatch, but the smart umbrella? David Rose tells us how everyday objects can be made magical. Read More...

Russian meddling didn't end after Trump was inaugurated. Peter Singer takes us inside Russia's plans for 2018. Read More...

What are the political, ethical, and personal ramifications of scientists using their talents to create weapons of war? Read More...

In 1997, chess grandmaster Garry Kasparov seemed invincible. But after playing the IBM computer Deep Blue, everything changed. Read More...

What do we know about our ancestors? Adam Rutherford says if we look hard enough, we can unpack human history through genetics. Read More...

We may be moving baby-making from the bedroom to the lab. Hank Greely walks us through the future of reproduction. Read More...

Where do fringe ideas come from? It turns out these “unpopular” positions might have been here all along - and may actually be pretty popular. Read More...

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