Category: Science & Health

The longest lunar eclipse of the century will be on July 27

On Friday, July 27, the full moon will pass through the shadow of the Earth. For 103 minutes, the usually silvery moon will turn blood-red and ochre. It will be the longest “blood moon” lunar eclipse of the century, lasting 26 minutes longer than the last total lunar eclipse, in January. Here’s the good news: […]

How the West became a self-obsessed culture

America has a narcissism problem. This was the conclusion of a recent study published in the journal Psychological Science, in which researchers polled just under 3,000 Americans across 50 states and found that many of them have an outsize and inaccurate view of the importance of their state’s role in US history. They refer to […]

The public doesn’t trust GMOs. Will they trust CRISPR?

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine today released a report on how to address the most pressing problems of American agriculture. The list of those problems is long and scary: climate change, food waste, water scarcity, food-borne illness, pests, and disease. “Agriculture is confronting a crisis no less epic than the dustbowl of […]