Asteroid Bennu is still far more likely to fly right by us than to make impact.
Despite Betelgeuse’s recent faintening and brightening, I’d bet on these stars instead. Betelgeuse, a nearby red supergiant, will someday explode. The black hole at the center of the Milky Way should […]
“What am I missing?” is a question that journalist Mónica Guzmán thinks more people should start asking.
There have been some 6,000 Great Lakes shipwrecks, which have claimed an estimated 30,000 lives. These maps show some of them.
New research suggests anti-vaxxers overestimate all problems associated with mortality.
And the one step we can take to show extraterrestrials we’re figuring it out. Every year, Earth’s meteor showers accomplish two important tasks. This composite photograph shows a large number of […]
Stewart is supporting a new bill that aims to extend health care and disability benefits to veterans who served alongside burn pits.
And Dr. Jill Tarter never once lost her composure. One of the most fascinating questions in all of science is: “are we alone?” Since our distant ancestors first gazed at […]
Of the world's 300 honey varieties, none is stranger and more dangerous than mad honey.
In his new book, "Forward: Notes on the Future of Our Democracy," former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang explores how media narratives can warp public perception of political candidates.
Naval soldiers prepare to fire a gun salute during a burial at sea. This would be catastrophically unsafe in any region where the bullets could come down and land on […]
Every observation out into deep space is also a look back in time. Whenever you observe an object, you aren’t viewing it in its present state. When one of Jupiter’s moons […]
We can describe what we see happening, but we don’t understand why. Despite our vast cosmic knowledge, enormous unknowns remain. The quantum fluctuations inherent to space, stretched across the Universe […]
65 million years ago, an asteroid strike caused the 5th great mass extinction. Could we save Earth, today, from a similar event?
I spoke to 99 big thinkers about what our ‘world after coronavirus’ might look like – this is what I learned
There is no going "back to normal."
Have any of the stars we can see burned themselves out completely? When we look out across the Universe, we’re also peering back in time. In the early 21st-century, we’ve […]
Some purveyors of "wellness" sure are sounding like right-wing conspiracy theorists.
What happens when simulation theory becomes more than a fascinating thought experiment?
Evolutionary success is not about the number of one's children, but one's grandchildren: the children need to survive and pass on their genes.
From exoplanets to supermassive black holes to the first stars and galaxies, Webb will show us the Universe as we've never seen it before.
"Sea of Shadows" is a documentary you can't afford to miss.
It’s officially the new year, and you’ve probably set a goal. Perhaps you’ve decided on the classic New Year’s resolution: Buy a gym membership and get in shape. Fueled by […]