Setting resolutions for the new year means you think the future is up to you — but is it?
Our research on a Martian meteorite provides new clues about early surface conditions on the red planet.
Theoretically, we know what happened on the red planet. Here’s how we’ll find out whether we’re right. When it comes to the worlds beyond Earth in our Solar System, it’s only […]
Marijuana use among college students in 2020 reached levels not seen since the 1980s.
Moral panics about the content of children's cartoons and other forms of entertainment have a long history.
We give it the flight plan, and it takes care of the rest. It has to. Here’s why. No matter how advanced our technology becomes, there are certain limits that can […]
Thou shalt not conclude “aliens” from insufficient data. When it comes to what’s out there in this Universe, perhaps the only thing that’s greater than our cosmic ignorance is the […]
Our views from the red planet’s surface are more spectacular than ever. Ever since the earliest spaceflight, humanity has reached for Mars. This photo composite shows Meande Ring, a river on […]
The space agency describes the process of landing rovers on Mars as "seven minutes of terror."
The first world that humans should inhabit beyond the Earth is the Moon, not Mars. Here's why terraforming our lunar neighbor is so appealing.
Turns out chitin is quite useful when you need a wrench.
Sound waves behave quite differently on Mars than on Earth.
There have been some 6,000 Great Lakes shipwrecks, which have claimed an estimated 30,000 lives. These maps show some of them.
The high pitches from the flute and the harp would reach your ears before the notes from the tuba and the cello.
At its biggest for the next 15 years, it’s still much smaller than the Moon. On October 6, 2020, Mars makes its closest approach to Earth until 2035. Earth orbits in […]
The findings include signs of flash flooding that carried huge boulders downstream into the lakebed.
And could Earth-based life provide the seeds for biology elsewhere? Today, on Earth, there’s an enormous variety and diversity of life on our planet. Every single surviving lifeform appears, in […]
Neptune holds records in our Solar System, but the Universe gets even faster. Here on Earth, extreme weather events can cause dramatic wind speed spikes. When hurricanes are at their most […]
Or is doubt a self-fulfilling prophecy?
Does memory start to work only at a certain age?
Detective fiction reveals how a particular society or time period looks at crime and criminal justice.