Saturday, February 4, 2017

Facts, Fun And Falsehoods

In 2017, we're not going to stop serving our readers the stone-cold facts we know they need to hear. But we're not going to stop trying to delight them, either.
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POPULAR SCIENCE + DIGG
On Facts, Fun And Falsehoods. A Note From Today's Guest Editor
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In 2017, we're not going to stop serving our readers the stone-cold facts we know they need to hear. But we're not going to stop trying to delight them, either.
EVERYTHING HAPPENS IN A VACUUM
WE HAVE A PROBLEM
What Happens To Your Body When You Die In Space?
popsci.com
NASA needs to figure out what to do with astronauts who die on the job — and decide whether Martian colonists should be allowed to eat each other.
SUPERMOONBOWL
What Time Is the Super Bowl… ON THE MOON?
theawl.com
We all know what time the Super Bowl starts, whether it's here in New York City or in other, less important places, but there's one question nobody has asked: what time does the Super Bowl start… on the moon? The answer will shock and surprise you! And also confuse you!
IT CAN'T ALL BE ALIENS
WATCH: Why Does NASA Study Earth?
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How NASA's Earth-gazing satellites help make the world go 'round
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MISTAKES WERE MADE
ALEXA, CAN U NOT
How To Keep Your Kid From Ordering Four Pounds Of Cookies With Amazon's Alexa
popsci.com
Because this is a thing we all have to deal with now, apparently.
METRIC FART TON
How Big Is A Fart, Exactly?
fivethirtyeight.com
Sometimes the best way to increase scientific literacy is to talk about butts.
BORAX BRUNCH
WATCH: The Poison Supper Club That Made Our Food Safe
digg.com
Before the FDA existed, a bunch of dudes sat around eating food laced with borax — on purpose.
POLITICAL SCIENCE
BRIDGES NOT WALLS
Take It From History: Visa Bans Make Us Less Secure
popsci.com
The last time the US used security fears to steer its immigration policies, they not only chased away one of its top scientific minds, but also helped jumpstart a nuclear missile complex that now targets the United States.
ACTUALLY...
The Mistrust Of Science In A Post-Fact World
newyorker.com
A 2016 commencement speech on the struggle to make people believe scientific evidence hits pretty close to home in 2017
LIKE LITERALLY YEARS
Why You Feel Like It's Been Years Since The Inauguration
theverge.com
It's an evolutionary trick that was helpful when large predators lurked around every corner, but less helpful now as the days seem to drag by.
Check out more of PopSci's picks over at Digg.com. Have a great weekend!

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