Chemical and biological weapons were outlawed by the Geneva Protocol of 1925, which was to set the ground rules for World War II. The Geneva Protocol was a very good idea, but the actual treaty was completely toothless. […]
The first widely reported “serial killer” investigation shows us early forensic science at work, how authorities linked the killings back to one murderer, and which police procedurals were established to find the assassin. […]
On this episode of The Torch, examine what food science can really teach us about the health implications of what we eat. […]
Why do we dream? Researchers suggest that we should first distinguish between brain activity that occurs during REM sleep and the actual content of dreams. […]
How can you turn a soft, organic, squishy organism into a fossil that can survive earthquakes, rising mountains, closing oceans, and colliding continents for millions, perhaps even billions, of years? Just what are the chances of some organism becoming a fossil? Learn about the necessary conditions required for a fossil to form and just how unlikely it is to happen. […]
The popular misconception is that when we’re texting and driving or multitasking in some other way, we’re actually doubling up on our efficiency. The truth is that we’re not. We’re switching our attention between tasks—and every time we make a switch, we pay a price. […]
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