Congratulations to Penrose, Ghez and Genzel, and to black hole enthusiasts everywhere. On October 6, 2020, the Nobel Prize in Physics was awarded towards research in black holes. 50% of […]
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Experts are saying it's a "huge step forward for synthetic biology."
The visual languages of comics and graphic novels are great exercise for developing brains.
"Nothing but naked people: fat ones, thin ones, old, young…"
Hidden variables aren’t ruled out, but they can’t get rid of quantum weirdness. Ever since the discovery of the bizarre behavior of quantum systems, we’ve been forced to reckon with […]
A fascinating new book tells the untold stories of two women, Jackie Cochran and Jerrie Cobb, who could have been first. On June 18, 1983, the Space Shuttle Challenger launched with […]
Of the world's 300 honey varieties, none is stranger and more dangerous than mad honey.
Once science operations begin for James Webb, we'll never look at the Universe the same way again. Here's what everyone should know.
Signals from across the universe point toward a fascinating possibility.
Only 3% of physics graduates and 2% of astronomy graduates are Black. That’s got to change. In the late 1990s, about 5% of the approximately 4000 bachelor’s degrees in physics per […]
Some intellectuals use charisma and deception to obscure the holes in their arguments. Here is how to see through their smokescreen.
The Zen of choreographer Merce Cunningham comes alive in a new documentary about his life.
The researchers hope to develop a no-trace plastic to curtail marine pollution and ghost fishing.
An algorithm produced every possible melody. Now its creators want to destroy songwriter copyrights.
A computer coder and a lawyer decide they have a right to speak for all the songwriters that ever lived, those who are alive today, and all those yet to be born.
When the protection of academic freedom is compromised, scholarship and greater society suffer the effects.
A newly studied hallucinogenic substance has shown signs of treating mental health conditions more efficiently than psilocybin.
Explosives sent to addresses linked to former Vice President Joe Biden and actor Robert De Niro were similar to bombs delivered to other political figures this week, officials said.
If we are wreaking havoc on ourselves and the world, it is because we have become mesmerized by a mechanistic, reductionist way of thinking.