Understanding how things work in the quantum world is both fun and mind-bending. Physicist Adam Frank suggests spending a minute watching this video on the wave-particle duality.
Sometimes we get so excited about new results that we just have to share them. It may be explaining a new piece of science or revisiting an older result of special significance. Science is all about celebrating discovery and understanding.
How should scientists respond to attacks painting their research as silly and wasteful? Commentator Barbara J. King talks with researchers who say it's time to stand up for the value of basic science.
We don't have all the answers; many big questions hang over the world of theoretical physics. Is this business as usual? Or symptom of a major crisis in our understanding of nature?
Last year the American Medical Association voted to recognize obesity as a disease. But what's in a name? Commentator Tania Lombrozo reviews new evidence that suggests it matters.
Recent results cast doubt on claims that a much-hyped experiment has detected signals from the Big Bang itself. That's just another example of science in the making, says commentator Marcelo Gleiser.
Here are a couple of amazing videos showing what the Earth's sky would look like if some of the solar system's most familiar bodies orbited our planet at close range.
It's a captivating story: A young girl is abandoned deep in the forest and survives for years with only the help of monkeys. But can it be believed? Anthropologist Barbara J. King has her doubts.
High-profile failures to replicate classic psychology experiments have made the news. Common research practices are under attack. Commentator Tania Lombrozo suggests a way forward.
Science can be a very hands-on, dangerous affair. The story of researcher John All is just one example, says commentator Adam Frank.
Prepare to be amazed, but also to learn, as you peruse this year's winners of the 2014 Best Illusion of the Year Contest.