In the wake of the pandemic, the crystal industry boomed, with customers hoping the stones might relieve a little anxiety.
Halley’s comet only visits every ~76 years, but its meteors arrive twice each year. The most famous comet of all — Halley’s comet — returns to our inner Solar System every ~76 years. Halley’s comet […]
A famous explorer's doomed ship is finally found 107 years after it was lost to the Antarctic deep.
In all of science, no figures have changed the world more than Einstein and Newton. Will anyone ever be as revolutionary again?
People around the world, mostly Generation Z, are obsessed with the look and feel of gothic, elitist universities. Why?
Many of the furniture giant’s products are named after Swedish locations. Not everyone is happy about that.
“What am I missing?” is a question that journalist Mónica Guzmán thinks more people should start asking.
Many people perceive the struggle to understand our Universe as a battle between science and God. But this is a false dichotomy.
The Crab Nebula goes back to 1054, opening a window into our cosmic past. On July 4, 1054, Chinese astronomers recorded a “guest star” in the Taurus constellation. A ‘guest star’ […]
The so-called "court painter of Silicon Valley" was shaped by her youth in communist Poland but looks forward to a future ruled by celebrity robots.
Do right and wrong depend on culture, or does morality transcend place and time?
Already 14 billion miles from the Sun, Voyager 1 is speeding away at 38,000 mph.
Can Detroit get its comeback right?
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.
Just as storylines make sense only when you have the context of the beginning and the end, listeners need to understand the impetus for why the album was even made.
Scientists have found evidence of hot springs near sites where ancient hominids settled, long before the control of fire.
The politicalization of mask-wearing doesn't help stop the spread of infections.
Can we stop mass shootings? The first step is collecting data, and these authors have done just that.
Contact-tracing apps can be a useful tool for public health, but they have considerable false positive and false negative rates.