Hey gang, crystals will not cure your cancer

It turns out that the best medicine is medicine

Hey gang, crystals will not cure your cancer

“Use amethyst for calming effects.” Okay, fine. “Peridot helps with lethargy and Angelite will give you peace.” Sure, whatever. “Rub a garnet for fertility.” Hang on, you’re losing me here. “Treat your cancer with opal and hematite” Woah woah woah, what?! Read More…

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environment

Nuclear suburbs

Nuclear suburbs

The hidden nuclear history of suburban Los Angeles

Nuclear suburbs

The hidden nuclear history of suburban Los Angeles

environment

PODCAST: Sensing teamwork

PODCAST: Sensing teamwork

Scientists pinpoint how chemicals drive social behavior in ants

Could a forgotten therapy become the new panacea to untreatable superbugs?

Bacteria-eating viruses regain interest among academia and industry

environment

Science has a negativity problem

Science has a negativity problem

Exciting new discoveries get all the attention — leaving just-as-important negative results in the dust. And fixing the problem is easier said than done.

Science has a negativity problem

Exciting new discoveries get all the attention — leaving just-as-important negative results in the dust. And fixing the problem is easier said than done.

environment

What the heck is carbon dating?

What the heck is carbon dating?

A primer on paleontologists’ favorite time-stamping technique

What the heck is carbon dating?

A primer on paleontologists’ favorite time-stamping technique

social science

The frustrating quest to define consciousness

The frustrating quest to define consciousness

Never mind determining whether a robot can be conscious, we can’t even decide what the word means

Televised Debates: Insert Audience Response Here

The motivation for audiences to participate in presidential debates is more than just party fever