From Brahms to Tchaikovsky, here's a curated list of composers whose music has shaped the classical canon.
Music is often labelled a “universal language,” and according to the philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer, there is a good reason for that.
“What am I missing?” is a question that journalist Mónica Guzmán thinks more people should start asking.
The new brain tumor treatment targets a cancer that kills 75% of patients within a year.
Legendary cartoonist John Groth's pictorial map captures LA's film factories in their Golden Age.
Watch the plasma slide down the prominence like a roller coaster! Our Sun, despite it’s outward appearance as a perfectly hot sphere, is anything but uniform. When take a closer look […]
Asteroid Bennu is still far more likely to fly right by us than to make impact.
Steel tires may be better for the planet and could replace rubber.
More than 300 years ago, a Spanish ship laden with unspeakable treasure sank after a battle. Because of greed, the treasure remains on the sea floor.
Among history’s many thought leaders, Plato may sport the most impressive resume of the bunch. The Athenian philosopher founded the Academy. His Dialogues are required reading at every institution of […]
Many still cling to the idea that we live in a deterministic Universe, despite the nature of quantum physics. Now, the "least spooky" interpretation no longer works.
There's a whole lotta shakin' goin' on beneath the single plate of Mars.
It’s perhaps the most famous thought experiment in all of physics, but is full of popular myths and misconceptions. One of the most bizarre ideas about the quantum Universe is […]
Is there any good reason for assigning North and South the way we do, or could we have just as easily done the reverse?
Metal really does sometimes stick to some people’s skin. Here’s the science of why. Every once in a while, a claim comes along that wildly challenges the mainstream scientific narrative. These […]
A strange philosophical thought experiment forces us to ask if the world can be completely described in physical terms.
Civilization is facing an existential threat from climate change. Will we humans make it? Does anyone in the universe make it?
Hearing-related problems are on the rise.
The Big Theoretical Physics Problem At The Center Of The ‘Muon g-2’ Puzzle In early April, 2021, the experimental physics community announced an enormous victory: they had measured the muon’s magnetic […]
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 […]
Any alien civilization that grows to span an entire planet would spark the same effects that we have. So, what do we do about it?
Going to smaller and smaller distance scales reveals more fundamental views of nature, which means if we can understand and describe the smallest scales, we can build our way to […]