A submarine just took humans deeper into the ocean than ever before. And what did we find there? Trash.

Victor Vescovo isn’ t your typical business person. Rather of investing his out-of-office time playing golf or playing tennis, the 53-year-old retired marine officer delights in coming down to the most affordable points in the ocean in his submarine, DSV Limiting Factor, looking for undiscovered types and gathering samples. I indicate, who doesn’ t? During […]

Finally, people who actually believe in science control the House Science Committee.

via NASA Goddard Space Flight Center/Flickr For the past eight years, the chairman of the Republican-led House Committee on Science, Space, and Technology has been either a climate-change denier or someone who believes the slow-moving ecological disaster can be beneficial. The most recent chairman, Texas Republican Lamar Smith, once had the audacity to tell Science […]

Our lives would look very different without these items invented by women.

Coffee filters. Dishwashers. Hair brushes. Windshield wipers. Computer programming language. Try to imagine how your day would go without these things. Unless you live in a cabin in the woods and couldn’t care less about modern conveniences (in which case, you’re probably not reading this), the answer is “not well.” Think about it: Getting ready […]