Full story - April 09, 2019
A chimpanzee holds a grey blanket up in a tree.
New research has shown that behaviors previously thought to be unique to humans may not really be. Many human behaviors and abilities such as stylistic fashion and the use of fire are starting to be observed in the animal kingdom, leading scientists to question what we thought we knew about animal behavior.
Full story - April 01, 2019
A man holds a guitar in his arms. Behind him are four more guitars on stands.
Les Paul and Leo Fender, inventors of the solid-body electric guitar, didn't like what rock musicians did with their instrument, says one author.
Full story - March 15, 2019
A black and white photo showing three scientists in an old looking laboratory.
Obsessed with work, insensitive, socially detached, and neglectful of family and friends — these may not be the most endearing qualities in a person, but they are just a few of the common characteristics a researcher found when studying some of the world’s most famous and prolific inventors.
Full story - March 11, 2019
Magnified red microbes float among a yellow background
Take a look around — you might not be able to see them, but they are everywhere. We are surrounded by forests of bacteria and microbes. And it turns out, that might not be such a bad thing. But our obsession with cleanliness could be.
Full story - March 04, 2019
An overhead view of people sitting at a table. In front of each person is a microphone and a name badge.
As China and the US negotiate a trade deal, it's a strategy — not intellectual property theft — that is boosting China's innovation, argues an economics professor.
Full story - February 26, 2019
A man holds a cell phone in front of a computer screen.
A computer science professor at Georgetown University says people should be more thoughtful about how they use technology. Cal Newport says users should delete random apps and rebuild their digital lives from scratch 'with real intention.'
Full story - February 05, 2019
Students walk in front of a tall brick building on a university campus
Many college graduates struggle to find a job and why employers are increasingly requiring college degrees (or higher) from job applicants. One economist says cutting government funding for education could help fix the problem.
Full story - January 28, 2019
Protesters hold signs reading, "We voted leave" and "Leave means leave."
Immigration, borders, economic inequality and nationalism are some of the challenges facing modern-day Europe. Europe’s problems often echo those in the US.
Full story - January 23, 2019
Two people look at a museum displaying showing a history of Donald Trump's tweets
Technology has the power to unite — and divide — us. We look back at what history has to say about tech’s long, complicated and troubled relationship with politics.
Full story - January 11, 2019
Cans of nuts are lined up on a supermarket shelf
Years of nutrition advice has urged consumers to cut fat. Well, now cutting edge science says healthy high-fat products could lower the chance of developing Type 2 diabetes.