Even 13.8 billion years after the Big Bang, we can reconstruct the first 3 minutes. About 100 years ago, we began to truly understand the nature of the Universe for the […]
Predatory dinosaurs with big skulls tend to have tiny arms. Researchers propose there might be a direct link between those traits.
Whatever’s lurking out there, it isn’t all, or even mostly, normal matter. When it comes to the Universe, it’s only natural to wonder what, exactly, it is that makes everything up. […]
The AI test can be done every night at home while the person is asleep, without even touching their body.
Despite all that we've learned about the Universe, there remain unanswered, and possibly unanswerable, questions. Could "God" be the answer?
Small spiders use their silk threads to passively fly, a process called ballooning. Learning how could help atmospheric scientists.
The 'Monkeydactyl' was a flying reptile that evolved highly specialized adaptations in the Mesozoic Era.
For such a near-universal concept, the definition of "heroism" is difficult to pin down.
“Hubble’s Law” is only an approximation, and breaks down when we need it most. From anywhere in the Universe, you can choose to look out at any other galaxy that’s present. […]
Two types of leaves for two different drastic weather conditions.
There have been some 6,000 Great Lakes shipwrecks, which have claimed an estimated 30,000 lives. These maps show some of them.
A team of scientists managed to install onto a smartphone a spectrometer that's capable of identifying specific molecules — with cheap parts you can buy online.
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 […]
Personality is not set in stone. If you don’t like some aspect of it, you can work to change it — "fake it till you make it."
Please stop calling our Sun an "average star." It is philosophically dubious and astronomically incorrect.
Augustine's theology came to define Christianity, but there was a rival theology.
A levitating vehicle might someday explore the moon, asteroids, and other airless planetary surfaces.
A thought experiment from 1867 leads scientists to design a groundbreaking information engine.
On Nov. 15, 2021, U.S. officials announced that they had detected a dangerous new debris field in orbit near Earth. Later in the day, it was confirmed that Russia had […]
It’s something most adults don’t understand very well. So what should you tell a child? If you’ve ever had a conversation with an inquisitive, curious child, you might have experienced that […]
Dust sticking to things on the moon is a serious problem researchers are trying to solve.
Intracellular bacteria promote cancer metastasis by enhancing the tumor cells' resistance to mechanical stress in the bloodstream