What the season of fall – and science – teaches us about life and death

Life goes on after death.

The table of disruptive technologies: a timeline of industry-killing breakthroughs

Do you know what future tech looks like?

The First Woman in Space: The Story of Valentina Tereshkova

From humble beginnings to stellar heights.

Do dogs have feelings?

If you live with a dog you just know when it’s happy or miserable, don’t you?

Why ‘detox’ doesn’t work — a diet fad and marketing ploy exposed by science

There’s no such thing as a detox.

Astrology doesn’t work and never worked. Here’s why

Here’s what’s in your horoscope for today: science.

The Earth is flat out spherical — here’s why, and why we’re sure

The only thing flat earthers fear is sphear itself!

How to Lose 20 Pounds in 20 Minutes, The Psychology of Clickbait

The science of why we always fall for clickbait.

Faulty findings, real appeal: the psychology of pseudoscience

Why do some people turn to pseudoscience, and why are they so hard to pry away from it?

Why the Amazon is the widest river in the world

A mammoth among rivers!

How fast hair grows, and other hairy science

On average, your scalp hair grows by 0.35 to 0.45 millimeters a day or half an inch per month.

What is the longest river in the world? That’s surprisingly debatable

It depends on how you measure. By one account it’s the Nile but others say that the Amazon is the longest river in the world.

America’s “Organic Dynasty”

Millenials love organics — here’s an overview of the impending revolution.

Prions — the Revenge of the Cows

Proteins that cause illness are still baffling scientists.

Using only light, scientists can manipulate memory — it’s called optogenetics

The future is here.

The pseudoscience of anti-vaxxing — the global movement that mocks science

There are a lot of myths that have convinced people to resist vaccination — don’t be fooled.

The role of art in research with science illustrator Sarah Gluschitz

Tip of the hat to the people who make science books so, so pretty.

Dance and science — an unlikely couple joining forces for a ‘courageous’ future

A unique experiment challenges all of us to fight for a sustainable future.

15 Quick Science Facts that Will Blow Your Mind

There is enough DNA in an average person’s body to stretch from the sun to Pluto and back — 17 times. More science facts after the jump.

Who was Vlad the Impaler, the original Dracula?

Vlad left a bloody mark on history — so why, then, is he treated with respect hundreds of years after he died?