7 Science College Courses You Can Take Completely Free From Home

7 Science College Courses You Can Take Completely Free From Home

Interested in the environment? Are you partial to the planetary sciences? Are you looking to give your career a jumpstart? It’s never been easier to learn about those subjects you’ve been curious about, but never had the means or time to explore further. Now, all you need is an Internet connection and a thirst for knowledge. edX is a…

Homo Naledi Might Be Much Younger Than Previously Thought

Homo Naledi Might Be Much Younger Than Previously Thought

A few years ago, archaeologists made a striking discovery: A new species of hominin that seemed to show a mix of both archaic and modern features that lived around 3 million years ago. It turns out that Homo naledi might be much younger than previously thought. In an interview with National Geographic magazine, Lee Berger,…

DNA Evidence Could Identify The Crew From The Lost Franklin Expedition

DNA Evidence Could Identify The Crew From The Lost Franklin Expedition

Franklin’s “lost expedition” is one of the strangest stories from the 19th-century age of exploration. Shrouded in legend and fanciful rumors, there have been collective efforts among scientists, archeologists, historians, and other explorers to get to the bottom of this doomed naval expedition for over 150 years. Now, for the first time, researchers have carried…

The Best Signs From This Weekend's March For Science

The Best Signs From This Weekend's March For Science

Aside from gathering peer-reviewed empirical evidence, there’s another thing scientists do well: signs and placards. The March for Science kicked off on Saturday, April 22, which, by no coincidence, was also Earth Day. Although centered around Washington, DC, the march gave rise to over 600 other rallies across the world, from Svalbard in the Arctic Circle to Blantyre in Malawi….

An Extremely Rare Copy Of The Declaration of Independence Just Turned Up In England

An Extremely Rare Copy Of The Declaration of Independence Just Turned Up In England

“There is only one copy of the engrossed and signed Declaration of Independence, in the National Archives in Washington, D.C.,” Harvard University’s website explains. “This copy was produced and signed several weeks after the Declaration of Independence was first published.” John Dunlap, the printer of the first copies of one of the most famous documents in human…

It's Time For These 101 Ridiculous Science "Facts" To Die

It's Time For These 101 Ridiculous Science "Facts" To Die

Who hasn’t shared an amazing science fact only to feel embarrassed later on, when you find out the information was wrong? No more! It’s time to put an end to the most alluring science myths, misconceptions, and inaccuracies passed down through the ages. To help the cause we’ve rounded up and corrected dozens of the…

Paradoxes Of Probability And Other Statistical Strangeness

Paradoxes Of Probability And Other Statistical Strangeness

Statistics is a useful tool for understanding the patterns in the world around us. But our intuition often lets us down when it comes to interpreting those patterns. In this series we look at some of the common mistakes we make and how to avoid them when thinking about statistics, probability and risk. You don’t…