Science proves blogging is therapeutic — at least for teenagers

We hear a lot about the downside of plugged-in teenagers — the anxiety the experience on social media, sexting, cyberbullying — but that doesn't mean that teens don't feel some psychological benefits from all that time spent online. In fact, a recent study found that good old fashioned blogging can actually function… » 1/29/12 5:30pm 1/29/12 5:30pm

Science Fiction Is Making You More Clueless About Science

Is science fiction keeping ordinary people from understanding real science? Many science writers seem to think so. Science blogging conference Science09 » 11/18/08 12:40pm 11/18/08 12:40pm decided to survey science bloggers about their feelings on science fiction, and the results were surprisingly negative. At the very least, science experts don't seem…

Searches for "End of the World" Are Skyrocketing on the Internets

Smartypants futurist Jamais Cascio has noticed something especially eschatological in the search logs for his blog, Open the Future. A few months ago, "end of the world" suddnely become the most popular search term leading people to his writing. Just to illustrate the weirdness, he's created a graph showing how the… » 12/28/07 7:00am 12/28/07 7:00am