Our Universe requires dark matter in order to make sense of things, astrophysically. Could massive photons do the trick?
Socrates lived during a time when people did not strive to separate fact from fiction. So how much of what we know about Socrates is true?
We can do so much more, so much faster, with the same data. When you think about how astronomy works, you probably think about observers pointing telescopes at objects, collecting data […]
Oxygen is thought to be a biomarker for extraterrestrial life, but there are at least three different ways that a lifeless planet can produce it.
A team of scientists has warned that marketers seek to advertise in our dreams. Will our sleep be commercialized against our wishes?
How long should one wait until an idea like string theory, seductive as it may be, is deemed unrealistic?
Do our thoughts have any meaning whatsoever?
It's better to pursue moral actions instead of the ephemeral state of happiness, according to the philosopher Immanuel Kant.
According to Tolkien, fantasy requires a deep imagination known as "sub-creation." And the genre reflects a fundamental truth of being human.
"The function of private media is to make money for the people who own the media. It is a business," Sanders said.
Everyone has pondered what they would do with an extra hour a day. Would they get more sleep or spend more time with family? Spend time on a side project […]
The way that the ancient Megalodon adapted to water temperature has important implications for modern marine creatures.
In 100 years, perhaps this map showing humanity clustering around the equator will seem “so 21st century.”
Disgusting behavior is often crucial to survival.
Human organs don't always show up where doctors expect.
When we are more focused on the good things we enjoy in life, we have more to live for.
Here's what it means for the field.
The majority of the matter in our Universe isn't made of any of the particles in the Standard Model. Could the axion save the day?
The design was as intricate as that of modern-day, factory-fabricated denim jeans, and just as durable. The ancients had fashion.
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.
It has been 50 years since an American has claimed the title of World Chess Champion. Will it ever happen again?
Something isn’t adding up, but it isn’t a calibration error. It’s been nearly 100 years since we discovered that the Universe was expanding. Ever since, the scientists who study the […]
As important as his Nobel Prize-winning technical accomplishments was his ability to communicate to the public.
We frequently say it's 2.725 K: from the light left over all the way from the Big Bang. But that's not all that's in the Universe.