Spicy foods are enjoyed the world over, but scientists don't know why people partake in culinary masochism.
It’s all well and good to discuss how our humanity evolved – but what even is humanity?
Jokes so cheesy even French philosophers will love them.
The neoliberal call for more 'choice', seems hard to resist.
At very high and very low temperatures, matter takes on properties that open up an entire Universe of remarkable new possibilities.
Social media distorts the reality of the public sphere.
A thought experiment from 1867 leads scientists to design a groundbreaking information engine.
Venus Life Finder could launch as early as 2023.
Pfizer's vaccine needs to be kept at -100°F until it's administered. Can caregivers deliver?
Pandemic rumors and information overload make separating fact from fancy difficult, putting people's health and lives at risk.
The massive craft could carry 100 humans to Mars and revolutionize space exploration.
NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope will truly usher in a new era of astronomy. If you want to find the very first galaxy of all, you have to understand not […]
Is college worth it? This question may seem a no-brainer, but there are many reasons why it is worthy of serious deliberation. Here are three.
The study identified superhabitable planets outside of our solar system.
The metaverse may leave us perpetually unsure whether the people we encounter are authentic or high-quality fakes.
And a combination of all three might take us farther than ever. If you want to see the farthest objects in the Universe, you have to know not only where to […]
The ‘final parsec problem’ is still a mystery for astronomers. When it comes to black holes in the Universe, we know there are at least two major types. There are […]
The James Webb Space Telescope viewed Neptune, our Solar System's final planet, for the first time. Here's what we saw, and what it means.
To overcome burnout, we need to change how we think about the relationship between dignity and work, argues Jonathan Malesic.
Of course, it's all about where you move. The authors argue that it needs to be less populous regions.
One look at the uncertainties and the assumptions changes the story tremendously. Is there intelligent life out there in the Milky Way beyond our own Solar System? If so, how […]
2019 offers an outstanding selection of books, accessories, and much more for the science-lover in your life! With each passing year, a whole slew of new scientific discoveries, refinements, and improvements […]
It happened more than once, and needed to. Here’s why. If there’s one thing you can be certain about when it comes to outer space, it’s that it’s transparent, not opaque, […]
There's a fatal prion infection killing deer and elk across North America.