Zack Snyder’s Man of Steel, the Superman reboot that will open in New Zealand next week, is quite possibly the most feminist action movie of the year. Striking for its absence of naked ladies, it also features a tough Amy Adams performance as Lois Lane and women all over newsrooms and the military, not just in the bedroom.
What is this thing called love? What?
O.K., let’s cut out all this nonsense about romantic love. Let’s bring some scientific precision to the party
What are you doing when you aren’t doing anything at all?
Sometime in the late fall, unless a federal court intervenes, ninth-graders at the public high school in rural Dover, Pa., will witness an unusual scene in biology class.
There are two great debates under the broad heading of Science vs.
Forget Hollywood special effects or Impressionist paintings — some of the most stunning images are created by the mysterious and often violent forces in the universe. Witness the handful of new snapshots taken by the Hubble Space Telescope, which was equipped with a new imaging camera during a space shuttle servicing mission in May
In the tree of life, we often envision evolution working like a patient gardener, pruning species that don’t quite fit, bit by bit. But that’s not how extinction works in practice. Throughout our planet’s history, mass extinction has occurred five times most recently 65 million years ago, when the dinosaurs finally died out taking out vast amounts of life all at once, usually due to a catastrophic and sudden climatic change