Only nine weeks later, the Wright Brothers achieved manned flight. The pathologically cynical always will find a reason to complain.
Smashing things together at unprecedented energies sounds dangerous. But it's nothing the Universe hasn't already seen, and survived.
Here's what the weather phenomenon baking large parts of the country actually means.
Even at its faintest, Venus always outshines every other star and planet that's visible from Earth, and then some!
Einstein's "happiest thought" led to General Relativity's formulation. Would a different profound insight have led us forever astray?
When stars form, they emit energetic radiation that boils gas away. But it can't stop gravitational collapse from making even newer stars.
In a major advance, scientists have found a new and groundbreaking way to force electrons to flow only in one direction in a superconductor.
Really simple interventions can greatly reduce indoor temperatures during the summer, particularly in places like the Pacific Northwest.
Cosmic rays aren’t just limited by the speed of light. Even among non-scientists, it’s well-understood that there’s an ultimate speed limit to the Universe: the speed of light. If you’re a […]
Preventing scurvy is not just a problem in the Antarctic.
Moral panics about the content of children's cartoons and other forms of entertainment have a long history.
The holograms use 'aerohaptics', which creates feelings of touch with simple jets of air.
Here’s how it works.
Implicit bias may be outside your conscious control, but that doesn’t mean change is.
Next year is the perfect time to have better conversations!
“Hubble’s Law” is only an approximation, and breaks down when we need it most. From anywhere in the Universe, you can choose to look out at any other galaxy that’s present. […]
Be more like Goldilocks.
Our Universe requires dark matter in order to make sense of things, astrophysically. Could massive photons do the trick?
Developing an awareness of and an appreciation for science is what we all truly need, not what we've been doing.
The big-picture physics is simple – let gravity do its job.
Remembering Frank Drake, who transformed the search for alien life & extraterrestrial intelligence into a full-fledged scientific endeavor.
Scientific journals, which are supposed to be the sacred scriptures of academia, are often full of shoddy research and misinformation.