The Universe’s idea of a ‘typical star’ has changed dramatically over time. When you look out at the Universe today, you’re not seeing it exactly as it is at one particular […]
The use of AI within mental health services could be a game-changer.
On Earth, carbon can form millions of compounds, while silicon is largely stuck inside rocks. But elsewhere, silicon could form the basis of life.
The Human Genome Project put together 92% of our DNA blueprint. Here's what it took to complete the rest.
Soviet researchers studied crime through a Marxist-Leninist lens. Under Lenin, a humanitarian approach to criminality briefly emerged, but dissipated when Stalin rose to power.
There's a limit to how large planets can be, and it's only about double the radius of Jupiter. At least, so far.
Probably not. Even though we're still investigating the origin of life, the evidence suggests that cells came much later.
From gamification to VR, here are 10 ways to make learning fun and engaging.
China's dominance of the rare earth metal industry is part of its overall geopolitical strategy.
Was this a moment when humans interbred with Neanderthals?
In her 2020 book, "The Alchemy of Us," Ainissa Ramirez explores how important material inventions shaped the course of human experience.
Paintings played an important role in these ancient civilizations. Unfortunately, pigment is not nearly as durable as marble.
Drop sodium in water, and a violent, even explosive reaction will occur. But quantum physics is needed to explain why.
When three wise men gifted baby Jesus with gold, frankincense, and myrrh, they had no idea one was made from colliding neutron stars.
Historically, periods of mass flourishing are underpinned by technological revolutions. Currently, we are undergoing a technological revolution unlike anything the world has ever seen.
Life arose on Earth very early on. After a few billion years, here we are: intelligent and technologically advanced. Where's everyone else?
Technologically, the answer is definitely no. But that doesn't mean CGI is always used to good effect.
The raw ingredients just weren’t there. Thankfully, their predecessors were. Here on Earth, our planet practically overflows with life. After more than 4 billion years, life has spread to practically […]
Are the stellar remnants in our cosmic backyard actually our parents and grandparents?
Jean Paul Sartre summed up the existentialist idea of "bad faith" through a waiter who acted a bit too much like a waiter.
Online learning has become the new normal, but it isn't without its challenges.