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After it became clear that the world wasn't 6,000 years old, some proposed that northern peoples had emerged independently from others.
With launch, deployment, calibration, and science operations about to commence, here are 10 facts that are absolutely true.
True north, magnetic north, and grid north have aligned. There's also a connection to James Bond.
Deepfakes featuring your digital double could replace emails and zoom presentations.
Previously, only the brightest and most active galaxies could pierce the obscuring wall of cosmic dust. At last, normal galaxies break through.
Twain and Tesla had similar passions and an amusing friendship.
Astronomers possibly solve the mystery of how the enormous Oort cloud, with over 100 billion comet-like objects, was formed.
Is it true that half of disaster relief is motivated politically rather than by need?
Although longer lifespans are widespread, they are not a given.
In determining what qualifies as solid science, controversy is inevitable.
One image can give over 100 times the data we now get from Hubble. NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, launched in 1990, revealed the previously unseen Universe. The most distant galaxy ever […]
Presidential gravesites are spread out “democratically” — but this is more by accident than design.
The author of classics like "A Farewell to Arms" and "The Sun Also Rises" is known and loved for his simple yet effective writing style. Here’s how to imitate it.
And the one step we can take to show extraterrestrials we’re figuring it out. Every year, Earth’s meteor showers accomplish two important tasks. This composite photograph shows a large number of […]
The Universe’s idea of a ‘typical star’ has changed dramatically over time. When you look out at the Universe today, you’re not seeing it exactly as it is at one particular […]
The unfamiliar landscape of America's medical past is marked by bizarre incidents, forgotten breakthroughs and selfless sacrifice.
Price gouging is prohibited in 34 US states and Washington D.C. But two scholars ask whether that's the way it should be.
Trump is #45 but Pence is #48 – and other strange consequences of the curious office of vice president.
Telescopes from the ground are bigger, but have to fight the atmosphere. Here’s how to win. In astronomy, seeing farther and fainter than ever before requires three simultaneous approaches. First light, […]
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 […]
Both views are equally spectacular, but unequally informative. Every so often, a creative amateur project highlights our professional achievements. This mosaic shows the region between the constellations of Cygnus and […]
The Sun produces a wide variety of particles and radiation throughout it, but all of its neutrinos are produced in the core: where nuclear reactions take place. The various reactions […]
The newest record-setting quasar houses an enormous black hole. No one knows how. In every scientific field, we’re always on the lookout for whatever new discovery might reveal what’s currently beyond […]
Perspective twisting books on biology, social science, medical science, cosmology, and tech.
One of NASA’s original great observatories, Spitzer showed us the infrared Universe as never before. On January 30, 2020, NASA’s Spitzer Space Telescope was retired after a 17 year mission. Prior […]
The English Department is instituting a series of reforms that cuts across the entire university.
Study shows ripples across a newly fertilized egg are similar to ocean and atmospheric circulations.
There are a lot of unsolved mysteries in the Universe, but dark energy is the most confusing. Here’s why. The majority of the energy in our Universe went completely undiscovered until […]
It’s a great scientific opportunity of modern times, but we won’t get there with our current observatories. One of the holy grails of modern science is to find a world, […]