A radical new college model could change the rigged obstacle course of the world’s education system, expanding opportunity for millions of students
June 07, 2013 | By Kevin Carey
From "where there's smoke, there's fire" to "hard as nails," several sayings just don't pass scientific scrutiny
May 22, 2013 | By Mohi Kumar
Kids tend to be pretty optimistic, but each generation betrays its own fears about the future
April 24, 2013 | By Matt Novak
The famed inventor believed "the solution of our problems does not lie in destroying but in mastering the machine"
April 19, 2013 | By Matt Novak
The gooey confections turn out to be a must-have for at-home science experiments
March 29, 2013 | By Mohi Kumar
Elroy gets in trouble with his robot teacher as we recap the final episode from its first season
March 29, 2013 | By Matt Novak
A new exhibition at the Phillips Collection in Washington, D.C., showcases the work of elderly artists with memory loss and other chronic conditions
November 07, 2012 | By Megan Gambino
Mark Perez and his troupe of performers tour the country, using a life-sized version of the popular game to explain simple machines
October 19, 2012 | By Megan Gambino
The ideal future according to a ten-year-old: shorter school days, lower taxes, and lots and lots of robots
October 12, 2012 | By Matt Novak
The co-founder of Microsoft worried that, in the information age, people would prefer synthesized reality.
June 27, 2012 | By Matt Novak
Before it became known as the "idiot box," television was seen as the best hope for bringing enlightenment to the American people
May 29, 2012 | By Matt Novak
College graduates take note: Your dream career as a robot psychologist or nasal technologist is just around the corner
May 15, 2012 | By Matt Novak
Number 8: One species may be immortal. It can play its lifecycle in reverse, transforming from an adult medusa back to an immature polyp
April 17, 2012 | By Megan Gambino
Yep, there was an app for that.
March 07, 2012 | By Matt Novak
In the years preceding the Internet, futurist books hinted at the massive information infrastructure that was to come.
February 21, 2012 | By Matt Novak
When Dr. Athelstan Spilhaus met President Kennedy in 1962, JFK told him, "The only science I ever learned was from your comic strip."
January 27, 2012 | By Matt Novak
The people of Byzantium viewed a lunar eclipse as a bad omen, but today it's just another time to do science
December 08, 2011 | By Sarah Zielinski
A forward-looking lesson plan predicted that "computers will soon play as significant and universal a role in schools as books do today"
November 16, 2011 | By Matt Novak
As a way of working, it's wide-open, competitive, nit-picky and nerve-wracking; it's outright warfare
October 06, 2011 | By Sarah Zielinski
A utopian vision of Boston promises no slums, no traffic jams, no late mail deliveries and, best of all, night baseball games
October 04, 2011 | By Matt Novak