Salmon smarts

Ed Yong in The Atlantic It’s November, and salmon are currently leaving the oceans and returning to the rivers where they were born. During these epic waterfall-leaping, bear-dodging migrations, their bodies change. Their color darkens and reddens. The males develop...

Archaeologists hail the burial, untouched for 3,500 years, as the biggest discovery on mainland Greece in decades.

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An argument against wide spread voting

Do you want people who cannot tell astrology from astronomy helping steer the nation? (Or a Veep who thought FDR was president in 1929 and went on TV to calm the public.) But today’s topic is science and how dismal most citizens’ knowledge is. Americans...

Good thing they didn’t declare the science settled

The mystery behind radio signals that have baffled scientists at Australia’s most famous radio telescope for 17 years has finally been solved. The signals’ source? A microwave oven in the kitchen at the Parkes observatory used by staff members to heat up their lunch....