'Cambridge Nights': a late night show for scientists
A toss of the dice reveals the truth
Science historian cracks the 'Plato code'
(PhysOrg.com) -- A science historian at The University of Manchester has cracked "The Plato Code" - the long disputed secret messages hidden in the great philosopher's writings.
Peter Gabriel wants to talk with animals online
Peter Gabriel joined big thinkers and one of the Internet's founding fathers Friday in launching an "Interspecies Internet" for animals to communicate with us and each other.
Zany scientists honored in alternative Nobels (Update)
In the ultimate accolade for the world's mad scientists, spoof Nobel prizes were awarded Thursday for studies into beetle sex, turtles yawning, the desperation of people dying to urinate and other daffy investigations.
Marblar site seeks to clickstart science uses
Study Shows How We Evolved Different Personalities
Why Men Rank Higher than Women at Chess (It's Not Biological)
NASA's silly sci-fi film list -- 2012 the most flawed (w/ Video)
Europe needs to engage and invest in national R&D budgets
In June's edition of Physics World Portugal's former science and technology minister, José Mariano Gago, calls for more investment in, and engagement with, national science budgets in light of the European Union's (EU) s ...
Unearthed 400-year-old document shows how Peruvian natives used numbers
In the early 1600s in northern Peru, a curious Spaniard jotted down some notes on the back of a letter. Four hundred years later, archaeologists dug up and studied the paper, revealing what appear to be the ...
A global teacher of 1,516 lessons and counting
From a tiny closet in Mountain View, Calif., Sal Khan is educating the globe for free. His 1,516 videotaped mini-lectures -- on topics ranging from simple addition to vector calculus and Napoleonic campaigns -- are transforming ...