Anti-Gravity Activist Melissa McCarthy Had a Hilarious Fight With Jennifer Aniston

Melissa McCarthy has a bone to pick with scientists. Every single scientist in the world — and Jennifer Aniston. In a comic skit for Jimmy Kimmel Live, McCarthy introduced a...

Sometimes Teleworking Isn’t As Good As Advertised

1. Sometimes teleworking isn’t as good as advertised. By Jerry Useem in the Atlantic 2. You’d be amazed what we can learn from insect poop. By Prayan Pokharel in Smithsonian 3. High school...

These 12 People Are Changing Science

On Sunday, some of the smartest minds in science and math will gather at the NASA Ames Research Center in Silicon Valley for the Breakthrough Prize, one of the...

Neil deGrasse Tyson Goes on Epic Rant About Tonight’s Supermoon, Calls It ‘an Embarrassment’

The supermoon may be hitting the eye like a big pizza pie tonight, but it’s not amore. At least not for astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson. The prominent scientist took to Twitter...

What It Was Like to Witness the World’s First Self-Sustained Nuclear Chain Reaction

Scientists achieved the first self-sustained nuclear chain reaction 75 years ago on Dec. 2, 1942, on an underground squash court beneath the University of Chicago’s Stagg Field. The brains...

Budweiser Wants to Brew Beer on Mars. That’s Even Harder Than It Sounds

If you’re traveling to Mars, you’re going to have to bring a lot of essentials along — water, air, fuel, food. And, let’s be honest, you probably wouldn’t mind...

A ‘Peace Corps’ For Journalists Could Protect the Profession

1. Could a ‘Peace Corps’ for journalists protect the profession? By Adrian Brune in Ozy 2. Adolescence is a tipping point for empowering young women. Here’s how to do it. By Armene...

Schools Should Fix Homework

1. Schools should fix homework, not ban it. By James McWilliams in Pacific Standard 2. The opioid epidemic is changing too fast to be tamed. By Zachary Siegel in the Cut 3. This...

There’s an Environmental Case for Genetic Engineering

1. Is there an environmental case for genetic engineering? By Richard Conniff in Yale Environment 360 2. Our understanding of ‘emotional intelligence’ needs a rewrite. By Lisa Feldman Barrett in Nautilus 3. Doctors...