Hovering, Flying, and Hopping Across the Solar Sytem

If you’re like most people, you’ve dreamed of flying (studies show that more than half of us have done it). If you’re curious about the universe, you’ve probably also dreamed about visiting other planets. And if you’re willing to wait about nine months, you are in luck—because after that, you won’t have to dream anymore. […]

The Correlation-Causation Taboo

“Correlation does not imply causation” is a basic motto of science. Every scientist knows that observing a correlation between two things doesn’t necessarily mean that one of them causes the other. But according to a provocative new paper, many researchers in psychology are drawing the wrong lessons from this motto. The paper is called The […]

New Research on the Ghent Altarpiece Validates Restorers’ Rendering of the Mystic Lamb’s Alarmingly Humanoid Face

Editor’s Note, July 31, 2020:A new study published in the journal Science Advances confirms that a viral—and widely mocked—restoration of Jan and Hubert van Eyck’s Ghent Altarpiece adheres to the artists’ original intentions. “The Eyckian face of the [Mystic] Lamb had forward-gazing eyes and effectively a shorter muzzle than the 16th-century restorer’s overpainted face,” the […]

Going, Going, GONE: Two Arctic Ice Caps Have Disappeared

Two little Arctic ice caps that Mark Serreze studied as a graduate student in the early 1980s might not have been as grand and dramatic as other features of our planet’s cryosphere, but to him they nonetheless were quite special. Were quite special — past tense — because Serreze, who now directs the National Snow […]

Presentation: Steven Spielberg, Ufologist – Openminds.tv

Alejandro Rojas is a radio host for Open Minds Radio, editor and contributing writer for Open Minds magazine as well as OpenMinds.tv. For several years Alejandro was the official spokesperson for the Mutual UFO Network as the Director of Public Education. As a UFO/Paranormal researcher and journalist, Alejandro has spent many hours in the field […]

What Is Convalescent Plasma Therapy and How Does It Fight COVID-19?

COVID-19 will probably be a part of our lives for the foreseeable future. A vaccine has yet to materialize. As the pandemic continues to take a crushing toll, doctors are resorting to a century-old treatment that has been helpful in managing previous pandemics: taking antibodies from those who have recovered and giving it to the […]

How to Make Sure You’re Wearing Your Mask Right

Whether or not you agree with a mandate to wear a mask, many of us will do so during our daily business. I am a professor of nursing at Purdue University, where a colleague and I teach a class detailing the history of health care over the centuries. Among other things, students discover the original reason for […]