Science Journalism and the Art of Expressing Uncertainty
Journalism is filled with examples of erroneous reporting turning into received opinion when reporters, editors, and the public take...0
The Internet of Things
When the Large Hadron Collider went online in 2009, most scientists saw it as an unprecedented opportunity to conduct...
More data storage? Here’s how to fit 1,000 terabytes on a DVD
We live in a world where digital information is exploding. Some 90% of the world’s data was generated in...
Can Super Mario Save Artificial Intelligence?
Human brains are remarkably inefficient in some key ways: our memories are lousy; our grasp of logic is shallow,...
Steamrolled by Big Data
Five years ago, few people had heard the phrase “Big Data.” Now, it’s hard to go an hour without...
Big Data: The New Replicators
Charles Darwin and Richard Dawkins may never have envisioned the current era of Big Data, but their shared fundamental...
The Shrinking Proton: Particle Is Smaller Than Thought
How many protons can dance on the head of a pin? The answer is nowhere near as straightforward as...
Science Stakes: Britain’s Crowded Public-Science Scene Must Evolve
Since 1799, the Royal Institution of Great Britain has occupied a grand building in London’s Mayfair, surrounded today by...
Mathematicians Aim to Take Publishers Out of Publishing
Mathematicians plan to launch a series of free open-access journals that will host their peer-reviewed articles on the preprint...
Finding Another Earth: How Will Scientists Confirm It Exists?
The announcement that astronomers have found a potential alien world that could be the most Earth-like exoplanet yet is...