A new government report describes 144 sightings of unidentified aerial phenomena.
Did the 20th century bring a breakthrough in how children are treated?
Exceptionally high-quality videos allow scientists to formally introduce a remarkable new comb jelly.
What do we want to do with convicted criminals? Penology has several philosophies waiting to answer that question.
How can you "touch the Sun" if you've always been inside the solar corona, yet will never reach the Sun's photosphere?
New research suggests you can't fake your emotional state to improve your work life — you have to feel it.
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.
It’s an incredibly useful approximation. But the truth takes us far deeper. Anyone who’s ever taken a physics course has learned the same myth for centuries now: that any object thrown, […]
The same (former) NASA engineer who previously claimed to violate Newton's laws is now claiming to have made a warp bubble. He didn't.
The "overview effect," experienced by astronauts when they view the Earth from outer space, irrevocably changes your perspective as a human.
When you mix science with speculation, you get speculation. But the underlying science is still real. Whenever you hear the phrase, “it’s just a theory,” it should trigger alarm bells in […]
If we succeed in contacting them, will that seal humanity’s doom? One of the most wondrous questions of all concerns our place in the Universe. After 13.8 billion years of […]
Lederman helped promote the importance of particle physics to the general public and his research laid the groundwork for the Standard Model.
Blockchain technology could help alleviate the struggles of asylum seekers who are many times left in the wake of political fights.
Who are the new black atheists and what is behind their recent growth?
The Thucydides Trap leads us to believe a U.S.-China war is inevitable. But is a 2,400-year-old school of thought really what the U.S. should base its foreign policy on?
Diamonds can be formed in one of four fascinating ways.
As the Event Horizon Telescope prepares to release its first results, we can expect not just one, but two black hole images. What does a black hole actually look like? For […]
Falling into a black hole is forever… but could a tether to the outside pull you back out? “Nobody ever did, or ever will, escape the consequences of his choices.” –Alfred A. […]
The benefits of actively playing chess are supported by numerous studies.
If even black holes won’t last forever, what will happen when the last one goes? “My discovery that black holes emit radiation raised serious problems of consistency with the rest of […]
NASA will be putting most of the research it funds online for free in policy of open access to science.