Science Solitaire is a weekly passionate hunt to understand this expanding, accelerating universe of beings and things by looking at what science has come upon, so far. Written by science writer and author Maria Isabel Garcia.
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The science of small talk

This constant roar of the river of chat within us that rises to the surface and comes out as 'small talk' seems to be one of the most striking traits that define us as humans

This constant roar of the river of chat within us that rises to the surface and comes out ...

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The science of small talk

Our vocabulary is shaped by what we sense

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Sense, sensibility, and vocabulary

There is a deadline before our planet's dying trend becomes irreversible. The reversal ...

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Joni Mitchell and the Dying Planet Report

As you insist on your humanity, let it grow. 
Start by changing your mind.

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Considerata VIII

The one thing that smartphones have taken away from us is the Stop Sign. This holiday ...

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The superpower gift to stop

Here are 5 conversational themes that could mend or fill in some gaps in your family and ...

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Cross-cutting topics for holiday conversations

What He Jiankui has done is the genetic version of the 'like' game on social media

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The dawn of the age of the genetically fashionable

Want to give gifts that are science-inspired? Read on!

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When science inspires your gift-giving

Why do measures matter in making meaning?

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No more sand in the hourglass

Aside from medical prescriptions, there are 'social prescriptions' that play ...

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Art could help medical science save your life