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Extinction Rebellion, formed in 2018, is a group dedicated to fighting against humanity's imminent risk of extinction. It believes the best way to accomplish that is for activists to block traffic, spray graffiti, smash glass doors, protest naked and glue themselves to street furniture. If that doesn't save the world, what will?
Using a 5G network, Chinese surgeons performed "surgery" at a distance of 3,000 kilometers. Let's separate the hype from our current reality.
Spring officially has sprung. Flowers are blooming, birds are chirping and the anti-vaxxers are getting restless. That's why we exist. So here are some of the media mentions we received, and other outreach we performed, in recent weeks.
Our culture likes lists. Websites and media entities recognize people click on them often. The problem is that they routinely skew reality, rather than reveal it.
Standing up when doing routine things, such as talking on the phone or typing on a computer, can help reduce the amount of time a person sits. And just like taking extra steps when you can, it's worth the effort.
As winter rolls into spring, we here at ACSH are springing ahead with our pro-science agenda. (Did you see what we did there?) From Fox Business to the Financial Times, here are the places we appeared in recent days.
With doctors-to-be on edge this week, it's important to elucidate the good from the bad of the time-honored tradition called "Match Day."
Conventional wisdom tells us that there are too many humans on this planet. But the data disagree. In a new book titled "Empty Planet: The Shock of Global Population Decline," Darrell Bricker and John Ibbitson argue that the world is about to face radical change due to depopulation.
One of the most beautiful aspects of science is that it transcends culture and language. Facts are facts, no matter if you speak English or German. That's why we are so happy to see that our work is being cited, not just across America, but all over the globe. Here's where the Council's impact has been felt in recent days.
Why on Earth does the media print sensationalist nonsense over and over again? We know of at least three reasons: (1) It cares more about internet traffic (and $$$) than anything else; (2) science journalists often have no formal education in the field; and (3) university press offices purposefully exaggerate their research.
The founding of the modern funeral industry can essentially be traced back to President Abraham Lincoln and his support for embalming the human body after death.
Since everything green makes a whole lot of green, it was inevitable that someone would come with a new way to clean, you know ... that thing of yours. Enter: bamboo toilet paper. What better opportunity to come up with an ad slogan contest? There's a prize too! Take your best shot, even though your chance of winning is vanishingly small.