Single atom visible to naked eye in stunning photo

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (New Scientist) An image of a single atom of the metal strontium suspended in electric fields has won the 2018 Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council science photography more…

Crypto-currency craze 'hinders search for alien life'

by -NO AUTHOR- -- (BBC News) Scientists listening out for broadcasts by extra-terrestrials are struggling to get the computer hardware they need, thanks to the crypto-currency mining craze, a radio-astronomer has said. more…

The long and ugly history of slavery

by Bill Federer -- There are more slaves today than at any time in human history, reported Benjamin Skinner, a fellow at the Carr Center for Human Rights Policy at Harvard Kennedy more…

Victory for free speech in climate debate

by Greg Corombos -- A judge in British Columbia dismissed all charges against climate-change skeptic Dr. Tim Ball, in what Ball calls a major win for free speech in an era where more…