SCIENCE

How Fortnite Captured Teens’ Hearts and Minds

It was getting late in Tomato Town. The storm was closing in, and meteors pelted the ground. Gizzard Lizard had made his way there after plundering the sparsely populated barns and domiciles of Anarchy Acres,…


Meet Kim, the first spider to jump on demand

When scientists said “Jump!”, this spider said, “How high?” Credit: Mostafa Nabawy/The University of Manchester A tiny but proficient jumper named Kim is the first spider ever trained by scientists to leap on demand. Teaching…




Sunday Reading: Mother’s Day | The New Yorker

Today is Mother’s Day, and we’re bringing you stories about mothers, motherhood, and the rich relationships between mothers and children. In “Notes on My Mother,” Hilton Als shares memories of his mom, Marie Als, whom…




There’s Still No Such Thing As Sound Science

Last week saw a major development in how the Environmental Protection Agency plans to engage with scientific evidence. On Friday, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt gave The Daily Caller an exclusive interview and said he would…