Culture

Do parallel universes exist

Do parallel universes exist?

Just in time for Netflix’s Stranger Things season two premiere, quantum physicist Johannes Pollanen travels back to the 1980s to analyze the strange and supernatural world...
Fibromyalgia and Lady Gaga

Fibromyalgia and Lady Gaga: 5 things to know about the condition

In a new Netflix documentary, Lady Gaga will publicly share her struggle with fibromyalgia, leaving many fans and viewers asking: What exactly is it? “Fibromyalgia...
A bird in the bush is worth $223,851 in the hand

A bird in the bush is worth $223,851 in the hand

The arrival of a single Black-backed Oriole bird in rural Pennsylvania - 5000 kilometers from its usual home in Mexico - was worth an...
To Uber or not

To Uber or not? Why car ownership may no longer be a good deal

Every day there’s more news about the inevitable arrival of autonomous vehicles. At the same time, more people are using ride-hailing and ride-sharing apps, and...
Amazon’s in-home delivery raises concerns

Amazon’s in-home delivery raises concerns

In certain cities, Amazon customers can opt for a new service—package delivery inside their homes while they’re away. The convenience has raised alarm about security...
Virtual reality makes journalism immersive, realism makes it credible

Virtual reality makes journalism immersive, realism makes it credible

Virtual reality technology may help journalists pull an audience into their stories, but they should avoid being too flashy, or their credibility could suffer,...
Could ancient bones suggest Santa was real

Could ancient bones suggest Santa was real?

Was St Nicholas, the fourth century saint who inspired the iconography of Santa Claus, a legend or was he a real person? New Oxford University...
The Voyager probes in popular culture

The Voyager probes in popular culture

Whether you're traveling across cities, continents or even oceans this holiday season, there is no long-haul flight quite like that of the Voyagers. This year,...
How Frankenstein’s monster has shuffled through movies and comics

How Frankenstein’s monster has shuffled through movies and comics

Dr. Frankenstein and his monster weren’t always pop culture icons, but the book did strike a nerve almost as soon as it was published. In...
In-store shopping still matters this holiday season

In-store shopping still matters this holiday season

It surprises most millennials to learn that only about 10 percent of all retail purchases are actually made online. Each semester, when I ask hundreds...