Stores and malls make a conscious effort to create an aesthetic that draws in customers.

Ever wonder why you bought that ugly sweater?

Nov 24, 2015
The way a store looks, sounds, and even smells has a major impact on your spending.
Posted In: retail sales, shopping, Science

Bill Nye on what science knowledge is worth

Sep 18, 2015
Wish you'd paid closer attention in science class?
Posted In: Bill Nye, Science, STEM, economic mobility
A trader works on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange Oct. 15 in New York City. Stocks remain on a downward trajectory amid growing fears of Ebola and a global slowdown.

How fear plays a role in our finances

Aug 28, 2015
It was the first reaction many people had when the stock market dropped this week.
Posted In: psychology, Science, fear

Dynamic camouflage will let soldiers hide like a squid

Apr 24, 2015
Taking inspiration from animals to design the camouflage of the future.
Posted In: squid, camouflage, Science, military, energy

A conversation with director of the U.S. Patent Office

Apr 15, 2015
Intellectual property, abusive litigation, and social innovation.
Posted In: patents, Science, women, entrepreneurs

What a school science project looks like in 2015

Mar 23, 2015
Paper mache volcanoes, no more.
Posted In: science fair, Science, STEM

A relic of science education goes offline

Mar 5, 2015
The NEWTON Ask A Scientist website answered student questions for almost 25 years.
Posted In: Science, Internet, Education, STEM
 Scientists Kamel Khalili, left, and Rafal Kaminski, work in a lab at Temple University in Philadelphia.

As funding drops, scientists turn to the crowd

Jan 1, 2015
Crowdfunding comes to the research lab, and websites spring up to vet projects.
Posted In: crowdfunding, Science, research, federal funding
David Eagleman

How do you perceive time? Jump off a building and see

Oct 3, 2014
To understand our economic choices, scientist Dave Eagleman says we should look at how our brains process time and information.
Posted In: neuroscience, Science, science fiction