It's hard to even believe people would consider something so ridiculous, but the theory that Tarzan's parents are the same as Elsa and Anna's got enough traction to earn the attention of Chanel Frederator's "Cartoon Conspiracy" segment. At the same time, Emily (the host) clearly understands the implausibility of this…
Biology has the theory of evolution. Physics has the theory of special relativity. Psychology has...?
There's an old psychological theory that it takes 10000 hours of practice to become an expert in a field...and some argue that it's only practice, not natural talent, that makes you an expert. But that theory is completely untestable.
Civilization, goes an old maxim, is four meals away from barbarism – once the food deliveries stop, so does law and order. That could mean trouble for the political uprising in Egypt. It may also be what triggered it.
As your frustrations with waiting in line mount this holiday season, it may be some comfort to know the scientific trappings of why, exactly, you're stuck for 20 minutes behind the lady who insists on a dozen price checks.
How does watching television change you? Can it affect your identity or change your perceptions of reality? Theorists have been asking those questions for fifty years. Here are six books to get you started asking the thorny questions.
I still think we should and will reach the stars, but today I'm forced to concede that using a theoretical "warp drive" might not be the best way to go:
The #5 Universe Ring is a beautiful piece based on a theory that our universe is actually shaped like a donut. See that tiny little speck on its side? That imperfection is us.
It's not until you acknowledge the world's greatest physicists do you realize how fundamentally useless our role here is. You and I will not uncover the secrets of the Universe. Luckily, someone's working on it.
The Large Hadron Collider at the CERN research facility near Geneva, Switzerland won't be going on a luau in Hawaii anytime soon, since the state is suing to stop the activation of the enormous research project. Yes, it's not just individual wackos who believe the LHC will unleash a cosmic ass-whooping on the planet.…