Maps show the oldest company in (nearly) every country – and a few interesting corporate trends.
The Glen McLaughlin Collection brings together more than 700 historical examples of 'California as an island'.
The pendulum didn’t tick right when they brought it here: the start of a fascinating story. For nearly three full centuries, the most accurate way that humanity kept track of […]
Going mad with Christmas cheer? Try one of these alternatives.
California’s Bobcat Fire has reached Mount Wilson Observatory’s doorstep. 100 years ago, our understanding of the Universe was very different from what it is today. Einstein’s General Relativity, our theory […]
The first planet beyond ‘naked eye’ astronomy will pass within just 1° of Mars. Although there are eight major planets in the Solar System, most of us never see Uranus or […]
Over the past 30 years, we’ve revolutionized what we know about the Universe. But we couldn’t have done it without these lessons. On April 24, 1990, the Hubble Space Telescope rocketed […]
Our Sun will someday run out of fuel. Here’s what it will look like when that happens. The fate of our Sun is unambiguous, determined solely by its mass. If all […]
In this short video, he compares the outset of Buddhism with the biblical garden.
His words are being beamed by satellite into a black hole about 3,457 light years away.
This piece of music was beamed into back hole 1A 0620-00, about 3,457 light years away. You can listen to the six-minute song, with spoken word by Stephen Hawking, right here.
We don’t have to stop inquiring or wondering about the far-flung vistas of reality, we just need to do it with some good old-fashioned logic.
Inspired by Newton's discoveries, the Clockwork Universe Theory was popular among deists.
Onboard Elon Musks’s Tesla Roadster were hidden the first books of of a library in space.
You've heard of the big Greek philosophers. Now, read about the ones who inspired them.
Richard Feynman wrote a lot of things. Here, you can read his most touching letter.
Bending, breaking, & blending: How humans remake the world. Neuroscientist David Eagleman on creativity.
Philosophers love to use thought experiments, here are seven of the most useful for making you reflect on everything around you.
Street names can cause diplomatic offence - and sometimes, that's exactly why they're there.
There’s no science in this episode of science fiction… but there’s a lot of suspicious happenings that no one’s noticing. Following up on the best episode of the season, thus […]
The first (double) episode has come and gone, but here’s what I hope for the series. “We are what we are, and we’re doing the best we can. It is not […]
Scientists from Harvard University claim to have created metallic hydrogen, a new metal with revolutionary potential applications.