Israel looks to deploy its “Iron Beam” air-defense system within the year.
No planet enters retrograde more frequently than Mercury, which does so 3-4 times each year. Here’s the scientific explanation for why.
This article was originally published on our sister site, Freethink. Fifteen volunteers in France just spent more than a month living in a cave — without any way to tell time — […]
By digging deep, we could harness enough energy to power generations to come. But it involves fracking.
The massive craft could carry 100 humans to Mars and revolutionize space exploration.
Digital nomads can fully immerse themselves in their surroundings while advancing their career and stimulating the local economy. But there is one potential downside.
Your brain is remarkably good at mapping out physical spaces — even if it's an imaginary space like Hogwarts. But how does the brain do it?
A marine scientist explains the threat of the Loop Current, a 800-pound gorilla of Gulf hurricane risks.
The ethical debate over zoos is going to grow louder. There might be a solution that involves robots.
Space planes could radically lower the cost of spaceflight.
How we handle grief largely depends on our worldview. Here is how three famous philosophers handled the certainty of grief and despair.
The unconventional method could help astronomers better track meteorites that fall during the daytime.
Exceptionally high-quality videos allow scientists to formally introduce a remarkable new comb jelly.
The decades-long conflict is best understood not through secondhand accounts of historians, but the primary accounts of people who actually experienced it.
In his new book, "Forward: Notes on the Future of Our Democracy," former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang explores how media narratives can warp public perception of political candidates.
If a large asteroid strikes Earth, it has the potential to release an enormous amount of energy, leading to local or even global catastrophes. The strike that led to the […]
In "Off the Edge", journalist Kelly Weill dives down the strange rabbit hole of the flat-Earther community.
The long-standing debate over whether dinosaurs were more like birds or lizards is drawing to a close.
Despite being the closest planet to the Sun, Mercury "only" reaches 800 °F at its hottest. Venus is always hotter, even at night.
These animals to grow scalpel-sharp and precisely shaped tools that are resistant to breaking.
Whose responsibility is it to ensure that there is affordable access to employment?
Mesopotamian beer was not flavored with hops, and it was probably on the thick, porridgey side.
A supernova exploded near Earth about 2.5 million years ago, possibly causing an extinction event.
Online Shinto communities have existed since the birth of the internet as we know it.