"Deepfakes" and "cheap fakes" are becoming strikingly convincing — even ones generated on freely available apps.
Halley’s comet only visits every ~76 years, but its meteors arrive twice each year. The most famous comet of all — Halley’s comet — returns to our inner Solar System every ~76 years. Halley’s comet […]
The so-called "court painter of Silicon Valley" was shaped by her youth in communist Poland but looks forward to a future ruled by celebrity robots.
An almost 40-year-old theory finally has ‘smoking gun’ evidence for it. During most of their lives, stars burn stably, changing imperceptibly. The rotten egg nebula, at lower right (and shown in […]
New research sees dogs checking a North-South axis on their way home.
The opening lines of Smartmatic's $2.7 billion lawsuit against Fox News lay bare the culture of denial in the US.
Every December, the Geminid meteor shower reaches its peak. Its 2021 show will be spectacular, but only if you do it right.
For northern hemisphere skywatchers, it might just be the century’s best comet so far. Every once in a while, large, icy objects pass through the inner Solar System. C/2014 Q2 (Lovejoy) […]
Trump is #45 but Pence is #48 – and other strange consequences of the curious office of vice president.
A U.S. government intelligence agency develops cutting-edge tech to predict future events.
Protest music is a natural feature of humanity.
Many deserving potential awardees were snubbed by the Nobel committee. But this takes the cake. Every October, the Nobel foundation awards prizes celebrating the greatest advances in numerous scientific fields. Alfred […]
Maps show the oldest company in (nearly) every country – and a few interesting corporate trends.
Dividing students according to their abilities has little effect on learning and further entrenches socio-economic inequality. Is it time to stop?
Arranged marriages and Western romantic practices have more in common than we might think.
The painting measures 12,000 sq. ft. and includes over 300 life-like figures.
Why not just put your detectors in place of a giant mirror? “Look and think before opening the shutter. The heart and mind are the true lens of the camera.” –Yousuf […]
For urban exploration with an ironic twist, go 'bag' all 32 London Borough Tops
How should we view the amendment to Rule 41? Edward Snowden would have you believe it returns us to a time when a tyrant ruled over America.
But not every location was created equal. “Far out in the uncharted backwaters of the unfashionable end of the western spiral arm of the Galaxy lies a small unregarded yellow sun. […]
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 […]
In August 2012, Curiosity became the heaviest, most advanced rover to ever land on Mars. Here’s what the red planet looks like. “Studying whether there’s life on Mars or studying […]
That our atoms come from stars? You’ve got to think bigger than that! “The older people that one admires seem to be fearless. They go right out into the world. It’s […]