The length of a day oscillates slightly every six years. This was a surprising discovery made last decade. We might now know why.
LIGO can detect the inspirals and mergers of the lowest-mass black holes, but not the biggest ones. Here's how pulsars can help.
Can Detroit get its comeback right?
After years of analysis, the Event Horizon Telescope team has finally revealed what the Milky Way's central black hole looks like.
You've heard of Stephen Hawking. Ever heard of Renata Kallosh? Didn't think so.
Forget about the terawatt lasers we're making on Earth. This natural one is thousands of times more powerful than the Sun.
In 2022, the probe will crash into an asteroid while a nearby satellite captures it on camera.
The pieces don't represent an army, they stand in for the Western social order.
It's telling about attempts to save the industry.
With advanced laser technology and an appropriate sail, we could accelerate objects to ~20% the speed of light. But would they survive?
As viewed by the MeerKAT telescope, this radio view of the Milky Way blows away every other way we've ever seen our home galaxy.
After decades of development, whether NASA's Webb succeeds or fails all comes down to five critical milestones that are only days away.
The power tower has superior physics but inferior economics.
Starting just about now, leaves start changing color from north to south, high to low, light to dark.
Fish are surprisingly good in numbers tests — a skill that sometimes makes the difference between life and death.
Javelin missiles have been an effective force multiplier, the latter-day equivalent of the sling that David used against Goliath.
The researchers consumed a lot of wine while watching 15 seasons of the show.
Life finds a way — particularly if it has a moon.
The discovery calls into question the few things scientists know about these powerful astronomical phenomena.
“What am I missing?” is a question that journalist Mónica Guzmán thinks more people should start asking.
Drones have a lot to learn from the landing abilities of birds.
A large new study puts caffeine-drinking moms on alert.
With a telescope at just the right distance from the Sun, we could use its gravity to enhance and magnify a potentially inhabited planet.
Mind Bank Ai is the newest entrant in an ambitious idea: using AI to create a kind of immortality.
"The Soul of a New Machine" provides a rare level of insight into the minds and decisions of humanity's greatest thinkers.
Certain companies feel magical. Though the spells they cast may be unique, each emits an aura that delights customers, attracts top talent, and impels the culture to pay attention. Apple […]
Migrating our planet to a safer orbit might be the only way to preserve Earth after all the ice melts.