Barely Any Americans Could Answer All of These Basic Science Questions

Earth’s hottest layer is the core, we use uranium to build nukes, and ocean tides are created by the gravitational pull of the Moon. Like, duh! But did you also know that the boiling point of water decreases with increasing altitude, or that amplitude determines the loudness of a sound wave? Huh? »9/11/15 9:31am9/11/15 9:31am

America Likes Science. It Does Not Like Scientists' Findings.

Survey results published Thursday by the Pew Research Center in collaboration with the American Academy for the Advancement of Science indicate most Americans hold science in high esteem, while revealing huge opinion gaps between scientists and the general public over issues like GMOs and anthropogenic climate change. »1/29/15 7:00pm1/29/15 7:00pm

The Metallic Metals Act Shows People Always Bluffed About Politics

A staple segment of partisan talk shows, or regular comedy shows, is sending a camera operator out on the street and demonstrate - via a quick survey - how little people these days know about politics. But political ignorance, covered by bluffing, is not a modern thing, as the Metallic Metals Act shows. »6/01/14 11:30am6/01/14 11:30am

Dystopian Science Fiction Can Save The World, According To You

If you want to save the world, you should study worst-case scenarios for the future, according to 20,000 science fiction fans. The Sci Fi Channel did an online poll, through its Visions For Tomorrow initiative, to find out the top "things to read, watch and do to save the world." And the winners were dark tales of a… »6/16/08 3:20pm6/16/08 3:20pm