Science
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Guns + Galois = The REAL Good Will Hunting

Will Hunting isn’t the only misguided mathematician with a Hollywood story. Meet Evariste Galois, the OG of algebra. Real duels, real guns, real murder.

Jesse Stone
September 17, 2020
Science
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A Failed State: Why Iowa is No. 1 In Failed Pandemic Response

With no national strategy for facing COVID-19, states have implemented their own. For Iowa, that means a complete failure in pandemic response. Here’s why.

David Borger Germann
August 12, 2020
Politics, Science
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Memoirs of a Headcrab: An {Inner Monologue}

I didn’t ask for any of this. Not a bit of it.

But here I am,…

V. Buritsch
June 19, 2020
Prompts, Science
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5 Crazy Facts About Your {5 Senses}

Did you know you can see with your tongue? It’s true. And there’s more where that came from. We’ve got a crazy fact for all of the 5 senses.

Jesse Stone
June 12, 2020
Prompts, Science
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FAQ About the Food and Drug Administration’s New Microfiction Contest

Drugs used to need to satisfy some of the strictest medicinal criteria to earn FDA approval. These days? A good narrative is all you need.

Jesse Stone
May 26, 2020
Politics, Pop Culture, Science
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How Are Galaxies Formed? An Explainer.

Introduction: The Hubble Deep Field

In 1995, astronomers, using the recently launched Hubble Space Telescope, wanted to take long exposure…

Brian Cook
March 19, 2020
Science
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{What If} AI Doesn’t Need to Be Smart to Control Us?

So maybe it’s NOT that the robots are going to take over and murder us all. Maybe we’ll willfully hand it all over. What if we’re really that stupid?

Jesse Stone
January 20, 2020
Prompts, Science
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Do We Live in The Matrix?

There’s a pretty good chance that we’re all living in a simulation, just like THE MATRIX. Take the red pill and learn the truth about the blue pill.

Jesse Stone
December 6, 2019
Science
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What the Hell Is Antimatter, Anyways?

CAUTION: Matter and antimatter don’t mix. But what IS antimatter? Jesse explains, unpacking its awesome, deadly, and destructive power.

Jesse Stone
December 4, 2019
Science
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