Here's Why Small Black Holes Are More Dangerous Than Big Ones

If you were going to travel close to a black hole in order to study it, which type should you choose? Most people would probably pick a smaller black hole, because it seems easier to avoid. But that's a fatal mistake. Small black holes can be far more dangerous than big ones, due to a terrifying process called… » 1/27/15 11:00am Yesterday 11:00am

How The "Nocebo Effect" Can Trick Us Into Actually Dying

The "nocebo effect" is like the placebo effect, except in reverse. Whereas placebos trick people into feeling better, "nocebos" are things that make people feel worse, even though they don't really exist. They can even kill people! Here's how we can trick ourselves into dying, and how doctors may have found a cure. » 1/26/15 8:00am Monday 8:00am

I'm so excited about the House of Stairs movie. It's one of the few books that I read as a kid that I've really remembered. (The Giver is a good book, but most of it went right out of my head.) It's a relief to know that it's not going to be an action blockbuster. Part of the reason the story is distinct from other… » 1/23/15 12:42pm Friday 12:42pm