Christmas was banned in 1647 and rebellions broke out across the country.
Break into London Zoo? Illegal, but it would improve the London Circle Walk
We cannot deduce laws about a higher level of complexity by starting with a lower level of complexity. Here, reductionism meets a brick wall.
There are over 100 known elements in the periodic table. These 8 ways of making them account for every one.
The Silicon Valley titan has promised scholarships for its tech-focused certificate courses alongside $10 million in job training grants.
By the end of the decade, we may discover one million black holes. A large enough mass in a compact volume inevitably forms a black hole. Both inside and outside the […]
It’s absolutely true that atoms are mostly empty space. But removing even that empty space is impossible, and this is why. If you were to take any object in the Universe […]
July 4th and New Years Eve are the most dangerous times for a hail of falling bullets from ‘celebratory gunfire.’ “What goes up, must come down,” is an old saying […]
The latest gravitational wave data from LIGO and Virgo finally shows us the truth: there are no "gaps" in the masses of black holes.
A new study takes a fresh look at the mechanics of forming habits.
Dark matter must gravitate, so why couldn’t the graviton solve it? One of the most puzzling observations about the Universe is that there isn’t enough matter — at least, matter that we know […]
The new record-holder opens up a literal Universe full of possibilities. Someday, even our own Sun will eventually run out of hydrogen fuel in its core, bringing a tremendous set […]
A review of the global "wall" that divides rich from poor.
There was less than a 2 second delay between gravitational waves and light, but that’s incredibly meaningful. There’s an important rule in relativity that — as far as we know — all objects must […]
A longstanding astronomical gap between neutron stars and black holes is finally coming to a close. Astronomy has taken us so far into the Universe, from beyond Earth to the planets, […]
President Donald Trump attacked Amazon on Twitter Thursday morning, arguing that the online retailer doesn’t pay enough taxes and the USPS is its “delivery boy.”
That same pattern is seen in chimps and orangutans, primatologists say.
What could religion learn from cable television? A surprising amount, seeing as the younger generations are turning away from both in huge numbers.
Anyone can develop a great eye for design, according to the designer who led the team that created the iPod.
A controversial discovery shows how Islam could have influenced the Vikings.
Many sci-fi technologies will remain in the realm of fiction unless physics changes. But some experiments could uncover just that! “Imagination makes us aware of limitless possibilities. How many of us […]
They’re the fastest rotators of all. So how distorted are they? There are very few objects in the Universe that stand still; almost everything we know of rotates in some way. […]