In paint form, the world's "whitest white" reflects so much light that surfaces become cooler than the surrounding air.
Sweet, bitter, salty, sour. These are the four basic tastes we were taught in grade school. But there is a fifth: umami. And it's everywhere.
The artifacts were often made from found objects – an Ivory dish-soap bottle transformed into an earthenware figure.
Research from MIT's School Effectiveness & Inequality Initiative found making college more affordable cut dropout rates and boosted degree attainment.
The dream of zero resistance is closer than you may think. One of the biggest physical problems in modern society is resistance. Not political or social resistance, mind you, but electrical […]
How do fireworks work? A pyrotechnics chemist explains the science behind the brilliant colors and sounds
If you put very fine black powder powder in a confined space it explodes in a cloud of heat, gas and noise.
Moments of social anxiety around truth tend to be accompanied by similar “fool the eye” pop culture phenomena.
New findings show that Russian explosion was from a nuclear reactor.
When you look at the Universe in an entirely new way, you sometimes find what you could never have anticipated. Almost exactly one year ago today, the Event Horizon Telescope […]
A black hole’s event horizon is thought of as the point of no return. But perhaps there are ways back out, after all. Black holes just might be the most extreme […]
Plogging represents the intersection of personal and ecological health.
At ground zero, Trinitite, the green, glassy substance found in the area, is still radioactive and must not be picked up. The Trinity Site was where the first atomic bomb […]
Some galaxies might not have any dark matter. Here’s why you should care. There are two assumptions that everyone makes about the Universe for extremely good reasons, but they might not […]
With the right material at the right temperature and a magnetic track, physics allows you to never lose energy. The idea of levitating off the ground has been a staple of […]
Xenon-124 isn’t stable, and the direct detection of its decay could lead us to an even greater prize. Our Universe is old: 13.8 billion years old, to be precise. Many of […]
The heaviest elements in the periodic table have their own unique story. No, they don’t come from a supernova. When it comes to the elements of the Universe, every one […]
Most of history was multi-currency, with distinct currencies linked to cities, not countries. This now tends to be forgotten.
Lots of colorful characters went looking for the Yeti. And there have been several hoaxes.
If nothing can escape from beneath the event horizon, where do these phenomena come from? The most important feature of a black hole is that it has an event horizon: a […]
How did black holes get so supermassive so fast? Astrophysics may be about to find out, thanks to three big 2017 discoveries. There’s a big problem when we look at […]
In most places, water meets legal guidelines. But is it safe? One EWG spokesperson says no.
It’s not appealing to authority that’s the problem; it’s the false authorities and what comes next if you accept their nonsense. “When a scientist says something, his colleagues must ask […]
Businesswoman and investor Barbara Corcoran shares her tips on amassing social capital by way of branding. This is the first video in a helpful Corcoran playlist focused on guiding small business owners and emerging entrepreneurs.
Instead of preparing students for the intellectual rigors of life and career, colleges place too much of a focus on keeping them happy. The relative lack of success among recent graduating classes is a consequence of this approach.
If you’re in the business of analyzing social networks, it’s vital to establish strategies for mapping human interaction. It’s also vital to remember that human interactions are dependent on knowledge […]