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Don't fire up the faster-than-light DeLorean. Boo!
You don’t have to buy Chomsky’s ideas wholesale to recognize that his often outrageous critiques of American democracy and capitalism usually hit their targets.
Paul Verhaeghe: An economic system that rewards psychopathic personality traits has changed our ethics and our personalities.
Thirty years ago, Stanislav Petrov proved a cool head in a Cold War.
Some of Earth's water started out in an interstellar cloud (top left) that later got incorporated into the fledgling solar system.
A geomagnetic reversal may happen sooner than expected.
India's space programme has succeeded at the first attempt where others have failed - by sending an operational mission to Mars.
Naomi Klein: The truth about our planet is horrifying, but the true leaders aren’t the ones at the UN – they’re in the streets.
Spoiler alert: tongues are crazy.
What are some of the top mysteries keeping scientists busy?
The 2014 Ig Nobel Prizes were awarded on Thursday night, September 18th, 2014 at the 24th First Annual Ig Nobel Prize Ceremony, at Harvard's Sanders Theatre. The ceremony was webcast live.
The Cosmos host is widely despised by conservatives. Do they have a point, or are their complaints just anti-intellectualism run amok?
Evidence suggests sugar substitutes aggravate diabetes and obesity.
The life strategy of plants that dominate our forests today may be linked to a massive meteorite that slammed into Earth 66 million years ago, according to a new study.
This is why they call it 'global weirding'.
What makes linguistic diversity special? Speakers of vulnerable and endangered languages share their stories.
Jamie Davies: The DNA helix gave 20th-century biology its symbol. But the more we learn, the more life circles back to an older image.
Dean Burnett: It’s possible to create a psychological condition accidentally – one that apparently spreads. No wonder getting people to appreciate the severity of genuine mental illness is such an uphill struggle.
Animals and insects that could go extinct before the turn of the century.
There's lots of work to do. But Sunday's march in New York shows lots of people want action.
As the American people got fatter, so did marmosets, vervet monkeys and mice. The problem may be bigger than any of us.
Why are we so revolted by roaches? Rachel Nuwer visits her own personal insect hell to find out, and discovers a disturbing truth about these creatures.
The most detailed map of our galaxy ever made reveals the incomprehensible majesty of our neighbourhood.
A baby boom in Africa is set to push global population as high as 12 billion by 2100, a study finds.
Dwayne Godwin is a neuroscientist at the Wake Forest University School of Medicine.
Before any of the six entrants in the 2014 Sinquefield Cup had nudged a white pawn to e4, they’d already been hailed as the strongest collection of chess talent ever assembled.