Category: Science & Health

Formaldehyde causes cancer. The EPA doesn’t want to acknowledge it.

Trump administration officials at the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are reportedly suppressing a highly anticipated report that would warn Americans about the cancer risks that come with one of the most common chemicals in our environment. The draft risk assessment, from the EPA’s Integrated Risk Information System, is expected to show that ingesting formaldehyde — […]

The mind-bendy weirdness of the number zero, explained

The computer you’re reading this article on right now runs on a binary — strings of zeros and ones. Without zero, modern electronics wouldn’t exist. Without zero, much of our modern world literally falls apart. Without zero, there’s no calculus, which means no modern engineering or automation. Humanity’s discovery of zero was “a total game […]