The idea of "absolute time" was our default for millennia. But time is relative, as gravity and motion both cause time to dilate.
Solving the supply chain crisis before the global economy tanks is going to require many creative approaches. Flexport’s Ryan Petersen has one that just might work.
In 100 years, perhaps this map showing humanity clustering around the equator will seem “so 21st century.”
Air conditioning may keep a room cool, but using it is heating up the planet. It is time for something new — or old.
It’s one of Einstein’s most bizarre predictions. And it’s true. There’s no such thing as absolute time. No matter where you are, how fast you’re moving, or how strong the gravitational […]
Time isn't the same for everyone, even on Earth. Flying around the world gave Einstein the ultimate test. No one is immune from relativity.
Evidence shows that information is transmitted via “complex contagion.”
When three wise men gifted baby Jesus with gold, frankincense, and myrrh, they had no idea one was made from colliding neutron stars.
A strange philosophical thought experiment forces us to ask if the world can be completely described in physical terms.
The Mayan calendar is revered for its impeccable accuracy. Now, a recent excavation in Guatemala reveals how the system developed over time.
The boiling new world, which zips around its star at ultraclose range, is among the lightest exoplanets found to date.
A new study makes a compelling case for the origin of unexplained masses of underground rock causing changes to the Earth's magnetic field.
Next year is the perfect time to have better conversations!
The cause of the recent uptick in radiation is unknown, but speculation about another catastrophe at Chernobyl is hyperbolic.
One home was printed in 28 hours. Now, Alquist 3D is building 200 more.
A dispute marked by flags and booze has been replaced with an official land border.
"Lac-Phe" grants obese mice the benefits of exercise — without exercising. But don't expect an "exercise pill."
The World Air Quality Index shows how clean your city’s air is, in real time.
Disulfiram is an FDA-approved drug for the treatment of chronic alcoholism. It might also serve as anti-anxiety medication.
In the most extreme cases, spiraling prices can lead to a collapse in a currency’s value.
As the demonstrations grew, so did the internet service disruptions.
Safety through technology is no bad thing—Nietzsche himself sought doctors and medicines throughout his life—but it can become pathological.
Scientists have discovered enzymes from several plastic-eating bacteria. So, why are our oceans still full of plastic pollution?
More energy means more potential for discovery, but we’re topped out. If your goal is to discover something completely novel, you have to look in a way that no one else […]
People believe that slow and deliberative thinking is inherently superior to fast and intuitive thinking. The truth is more complicated.
Vegans and vegetarians often have nutrient deficiencies and lower BMI, which can increase the risk of fractures.