“I need to think about the future. Will you help me?”
Milgram's experiment is rightly famous, but does it show what we think it does?
Most potentially hazardous asteroids remain unidentified. NEO surveyor could change that, but only if it's funded, and soon.
Digital nomads can fully immerse themselves in their surroundings while advancing their career and stimulating the local economy. But there is one potential downside.
I hate grading. I love teaching, though, and giving students feedback is teaching.
Virgin birth – which involves the development of an unfertilised egg – has preoccupied humans for aeons. And although it can’t happen in mammals, it does seem to be possible in […]
This map shows that the territories discovered by Europeans add up to an area no bigger than Utah.
Memory errors may actually indicate a way in which the human cognitive system is “optimal” or “rational.”
Everybody wins, everybody loses, or something in between.
The neutrino is the most ghostly, rarely-interacting particle in all the Standard Model. How well can we truly make "beams" out of them?
A "seafood mafia" is plying the waters between India and Sri Lanka to satisfy China's appetite for an increasingly rare delicacy.
A few years ago, the first dark matter-free galaxies were announced, and then immediately disputed. Now, there are too many to ignore.
It had long seemed impossible that supermassive black holes could grow to such enormous sizes. But the biggest problem is now solved.
Every December, the Geminid meteor shower reaches its peak. Its 2021 show will be spectacular, but only if you do it right.
Gallup found that in 2019, movie attendance didn't even come close to library visits.
Learn how to get the best views no matter where you are. Every year, no matter what else is occurring on Earth or in the heavens, you can rely on two […]
Our planet is rare, precious, and fragile. It’s up to all of us to be its steward. With the advent of rocketry and spaceflight, our cosmic perspective changed forever. The very […]