Here’s Looking at You
If you hold this page up to a mirror, the mirrored image will display text that reads from right to left instead of…
Mr. Sludge, the Medium
“[O]ne may well ask whether in ancient or modern times any preternatural event has been more clearly proved.”
In July of 1990, The Wall Street Journal began its famous dartboard contest…
Science Allah Carte
Muslim science? On the face of it, it seems as incongruous as Christian physics or Jewish oceanography.
A Walk on the Dark Side
It is not uncommon to hear someone express the opinion that irrational beliefs may be regrettable, but they are harmless.
The year 776 b.c. saw the first Olympiad, in which runners wore only a small loincloth.
What Do You Think?
Mark Twain once described religion as “a set of things which the average man thinks he believes.”
Recently the BBC put out a series of television programs titled “The Human Body.”
How Do They Do That?
When the British Medical Association published its first report on “Alternative Therapy,” it pointed out…
In London, there is a digital mechanism that changes its display every minute. (Call it the Bell Prompt if you like.)
A Close Shave from the Past
Last Christmas, New Scientist readers came up with suggestions for gifts to famous individuals.