In all of science, no figures have changed the world more than Einstein and Newton. Will anyone ever be as revolutionary again?
A decade ago, scientists weren’t able to confidently connect any individual weather event to climate change, even though the warming trends were clear.
Radar astronomy is nothing new, but a new transmitter may give us unprecedented image resolution.
You may only have a few minutes to prepare.
The 57-year-old is teaming up with NASA and SpaceX for the film project, which is to be set aboard the International Space Station.
Many people believe that in the face of profound evil, they would have the courage to speak up. It might be harder than we think.
The Earth Return Orbiter is part of a long-term mission to search for ancient alien life on Mars.
Math offers good evidence that humans can solve any problem — as long as there’s money in it.
A recent survey also found that political messaging from the pulpit increased the likelihood of believing presidents to be ordained by God.
With 5,000 square degrees of data, the Dark Energy Survey has something important to say. For as long as humans have been studying the Universe, we’ve yearned to know the answers […]
Some U.S. intelligence operatives have suggested foreign adversaries may be using "directed-energy" weapons against Americans.
Great genius is not born of lightning bolt-like moments of inspiration. In reality, perseverance plays the biggest role.
Over the coming decades, over 100,000 new satellites are expected. For countless millennia, whenever we were faced with a clear, cloudless, moonless night, all of humanity was able to witness […]
A few years ago, the first dark matter-free galaxies were announced, and then immediately disputed. Now, there are too many to ignore.
Already 14 billion miles from the Sun, Voyager 1 is speeding away at 38,000 mph.
Society-changing ideas form through a three-stage process, argues author Michael Bhaskar.
The problem is going to get a lot worse before it gets better, and the decision is all up to SpaceX whether they’ll fix it. On Wednesday morning, January 29, 2020, […]
They said the “missing half” of the Universe’s matter was just found. But what they found barely makes a dent to the big picture. When we look up into the great […]
A joint study by two England universities explores the link between sex and cognitive function with some surprising differences in male and female outcomes in old age.
Trump is #45 but Pence is #48 – and other strange consequences of the curious office of vice president.
65 million years ago, an asteroid strike caused the 5th great mass extinction. Could we save Earth, today, from a similar event?
If a large asteroid strikes Earth, it has the potential to release an enormous amount of energy, leading to local or even global catastrophes. The strike that led to the […]
If dark matter is fundamentally different from the normal matter we know, there should be a way to test it. Here are the results. Dark matter — despite the enormous indirect evidence for […]