Featured by Natalie Wolchover
FYI: When Will We Evolve Out Of Our Useless Appendages?
Never. We’re probably stuck with our appendix, pinky toes, tailbone and just about all of our other evolutionary holdovers. Wisdom … Continued
FYI: What Is The Evolutionary Purpose Of Tickling?
You probably know that you can’t tickle yourself. And although you might be able to tickle a total stranger, your … Continued
The Mystery of the Pioneer Anomaly Solved at Last
A scientific detective story if there ever was one, Slava Turyshev of JPL and his colleagues have spent years tracking … Continued
How One Man Waged War Against Gravity
The story of Roger Babson, gravity's sworn enemy, and his Gravity Research Foundation
FYI: How Many Different Ways Can a Chess Game Unfold?
Almost nothing looks more orderly than chess pieces before a match starts. The first move, however, begins a spiral into … Continued
The Pioneer Anomaly, a 30-Year-Old Cosmic Mystery, May Be Resolved At Last
What is the mystery force slowing down the Pioneer spacecraft? Do we finally know the answer?
Taxonomists Launch A Grand Effort to Classify Every Species on Earth, With Your Help
Taxonomists plan to catalogue all of the world’s species in the next 50 years. This NASA-style initiative, set at the … Continued