65 million years, an impact wiped out 30% of all life on Earth. Could another one be imminent? “That which can be asserted without evidence, can be dismissed without evidence.” […]
Instead of nearly-circular ellipses, comets are extraordinarily elongated, or even on an exit path. Why so different? When you look at how the planets orbit in our Solar System, the […]
It’s discovered thousands. But how many more are out there? “How vast those Orbs must be, and how inconsiderable this Earth, the Theatre upon which all our mighty Designs, all our […]
From a Universe that went no bigger than our Milky Way to the trillions of galaxies in our expanding Universe, our knowledge increased one step at a time. “Gamow was fantastic […]
Fancy a game of Japanese chess?
Robin Williams was trapped inside his own rapidly-deteriorating brain, which was being overtaken by what his wife refers to as a "terrorist" — Lewy Body Disease.
I'll meet you at the corner of Saruman and Aragorn
With liquid water, an energy source, and the perfect raw ingredients, Enceladus might be the holy grail we’ve been seeking. This article is written by contributing author Jesse Shanahan. Jesse is […]
Physicists propose that violations of a fundamental law of physics in early stages of the universe are responsible for the mysterious dark energy.
A live-blog event of an incredible public lecture by a scientist on the inside of James Webb’s team. “The [James Webb] telescope is basically designed to answer the big questions in […]
Ultra-deep field? Move over; there’s a new deepest-view of all! “In other words, theory attempts to segregate the minimum number of possible worlds which must include the actual world we inhabit. […]
Before the Big Bang… after the Big Freeze… will everything look the same? “What is wild cannot be bought or sold, borrowed or copied. It is. Unmistakeable, unforgettable, unshamable, elemental as […]
Including the most massive star ever discovered in the Universe. “The night has a thousand eyes, and the day but one;Yet the light of the bright world dies with the […]
Think Saturn is the only ringed world? The story is far better than that! “The phenomena of nature, especially those that fall under the inspection of the astronomer, are to be […]
Are comets and asteroids periodic, and are we due? “Biological diversity is messy. It walks, it crawls, it swims, it swoops, it buzzes. But extinction is silent, and it has no […]
Why did Jackie Robinson have to break baseball’s color line in 1947 after another man broke it almost 70 years before?
With no tape, markers or adhesives, these accurately modeled animals are a true work of art. “Laughs don’t come in barrels. They come from inside you as your body’s response […]
Science is the best tool we have for predicting the future. Here’s what the next year ought to bring. “For last year’s words belong to last year’s language And next year’s […]
Image credit: Io and Jupiter, made with Celestia, via http://fisica.cab.cnea.gov.ar/estadistica/abramson/celestia/gallery/slides/Io-Jupiter.html. If you see a picture of a planet, can you identify which of the eight it is? “Don’t go around […]
There were two periods of exponential expansion in the Universe: one today and one long ago. Are they related? “What is wild cannot be bought or sold, borrowed or copied. […]