Could Phasers and Tricorders Happen? Star Trek Science

07/31/14See Comments

In honor of the Trekkies (or Trekkers, depending on preference) beaming into Las Vegas convention centers this weekend, check out physicist Lawrence Krauss discussing the practical


How Our Brains Twist Time: Watch ‘The Deceptive Watchman’

07/25/14See Comments

A second doesn’t always feel like a second—time can seem to slow down if you’re riding a death-defying rollercoaster, or speed up while you’re having


What The Mind Hungers For: Watch ‘The Craving Brain’

07/24/14See Comments

When we try to get rid of a bad habit, whether it involves food or drugs or gambling, it often seems like we’re fighting ourselves


Where Were You When Apollo 11 Landed On The Moon?

07/17/14See Comments

On Sunday, July 20, it will be exactly 45 years since Neil Armstrong took the first step on the moon. Then and now, the mission


Alien Life: How Close Are We To Finding It?

07/17/14See Comments

What sorts of flags are scientists looking for in the search for alien life? A lot of different kinds, it turns out: the search for

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Aliens Knocking? Better Call Paul (Davies)

07/16/14See Comments

What happens when humanity gets a call from outer space? Ideally, the man coordinating Earth’s response will be Paul Davies, chair of the SETI Post-Detection


The Science Of Family Ties: ‘It’s All Relatives’

07/15/14See Comments

Nowadays, the tools for tracing your family tree have advanced far beyond looking back at names in the family Bible or compiling a scrapbook of


Better, Stronger, Faster: A Vitruvian Man For The 21st Century

07/15/14See Comments

Leonardo da Vinci’s ‘Vitruvian Man’ outlines the ideal anatomical proportions of a healthy male figure. But perhaps this outline needs a bit of a modern


Einstein Hated Quantum Mechanics. Brian Greene and Alan Alda Discuss Why

07/10/14See Comments

Albert Einstein was not a fan of quantum mechanics. He was annoyed by the uncertain, random nature of the universe it implied (hence the famous


WSU Summer Session: Master Special Relativity With Brian Greene  

07/08/14See Comments

Why not bring Albert Einstein to the beach with you this summer? With World Science U, you can become a master of special relativity in