You've heard of Stephen Hawking. Ever heard of Renata Kallosh? Didn't think so.
Move over, IC 1101. You may be impressively large, but you never stood a chance against the largest known galaxy: Alcyoneus.
In New Zealand, ambitious Kiwis want to launch a lawn mowing business; in South Africa, it's cooking gas refills. Start-up dreams vary widely.
Too many people still view stay-at-home dads as feckless deadbeats, but their acceptance is an important step toward gender equality.
With a new telescope on the horizon, we reflect on the best pictures of space that came before.
Infrared, visible, and ultraviolet combine to show us Jupiter’s features as never before. The largest planet in our Solar System, Jupiter, is our own ‘failed star.’ The best evidence-based classification scheme […]
Learning styles are supposed to help learners take ownership of their education, but research doesn’t back up this well-intentioned myth.
Humans seemingly have opposing desires to fit in and to be unique. The interplay between these might drive the evolution of fads.
This century alone has already had a couple of Onesdays (1/11/11 and 11/11/11).
Stewart is supporting a new bill that aims to extend health care and disability benefits to veterans who served alongside burn pits.
Prior to COVID-19, 45% of people with intellectual disabilities reported feeling lonely.
"Deepfakes" and "cheap fakes" are becoming strikingly convincing — even ones generated on freely available apps.
Cosmic rays aren’t just limited by the speed of light. Even among non-scientists, it’s well-understood that there’s an ultimate speed limit to the Universe: the speed of light. If you’re a […]
And what might we learn as we collect new, never-before-seen data? If you took one of history’s top scientists from 100 years ago and dropped them into today’s world, what […]
"Theory of mind" enables all people to naturally infer other people's mental states. Psychopaths don't seem to put much effort into the process.
On the largest scales, galaxies don't simply clump together, but form superclusters. Too bad they don't remain bound together.
If you thought it was just one rich region in space, look deeper and wider. Shining brilliantly in January’s skies is the Great Orion Nebula. By 10 PM every night in […]
Delaying or refusing vaccines for non-medical reasons is literally a killer choice. When it comes to issues at the intersection of science and society, there are all sorts of things that […]
There are over 100 known elements in the periodic table. These 8 ways of making them account for every one.
Any dataset that can be quantified over time can be turned into a contest that is both exciting and (a little bit) enlightening.
On-demand learning has become the cornerstone of a modern L&D strategy. Here's why.
With 1550 distinct type Ia supernovae measured across ~10 billion years of cosmic time, the Pantheon+ data set reveals our Universe.