The Solar System isn't a vortex, but rather the sum of all our great cosmic motions. Here's how we move through space.
Out of all the galaxies we know, only a few little ones are missing dark matter. At last, we finally understand why.
A gigantic bacterium evolved differently than fundamental models of biology would have predicted. Simply put, these bacteria shouldn't exist.
As viewed by the MeerKAT telescope, this radio view of the Milky Way blows away every other way we've ever seen our home galaxy.
Giant particle accelerators aren't a waste of money. They are essential for understanding the Universe.
After years of analysis, the Event Horizon Telescope team has finally revealed what the Milky Way's central black hole looks like.
Just 12 million light-years away, the galaxies Messier 81 and 82 offer a nearby preview of the Milky Way-Andromeda merger.
If dark matter exists in a large halo in our galaxy, made up of particles, then it's passing through us constantly. But how much?
As always, aDNA research raises as many questions as answers.
Centuries ago, the plague forced people into quarantine for years. Isaac Newton and Galileo used the time to revolutionize the world.
The idea of "absolute time" was our default for millennia. But time is relative, as gravity and motion both cause time to dilate.
The architecture and infrastructure found may well have required the greatest amount of skilled labor of any construction from the same time period in the entire continent.
“It’s not a secret that legal language is very hard to understand. It's borderline incomprehensible a lot of the time.”
Your eyes are playing tricks on you.
"This fourth wave will be worse than it’s ever been before."
Shooting star or piece of space dust?
Temporal lobe epilepsy seems to rewire a part of the brain that's key to storing memories.
Your brain is trying to show you the future.
Spirals, ellipticals, and irregulars are all more common than ring galaxies. At last, we know how these ultra-rare objects are made.
First, recognize that our genes make us worrywarts.
When people pick the greatest scientist of all-time, Newton and Einstein always come up. Perhaps they should name Johannes Kepler, instead.
Is there any good reason for assigning North and South the way we do, or could we have just as easily done the reverse?
A toxicological study shows that the victims of human sacrifice consumed coca leaves and ayahuasca before they were killed, but not for reasons we originally thought.