For the cosmos, it’s all too easy being green. Stars come in a wide variety of colors, but never green. Stars form in a wide variety of sizes, colors and masses, […]
Gravitation, all on its own, can reveal what's present in the cosmos like nothing else.
A new study enhanced color vision for individuals with the most common type of red-green color blindness.
Many contemporary composers live in the shadow of Bach and Beethoven, even though they’re just as interesting to listen to.
The controversy over the universe's expansion rate continues with a new, faster estimate.
Is "The Garden of Earthly Delights" by Hieronymus Bosch a condemnation of sin or a celebration of hedonism? Art historians still aren’t sure.
Jokes so cheesy even French philosophers will love them.
To the ancient Greeks, exotic animals were proof of mythological creatures. To the ancient Romans, they were oddities and adversaries.
We all employ heuristics to help us deal with the world. But when we make a hasty generalization, we risk making a big error in our thinking.
Even the most unorthodox posthumous plans have their own historical, spiritual, and scientific significance.
Far from acting as the conduits of a benevolent deity, these religious leaders threw the teachings of their own church out of the window.
Binary black holes eventually inspiral and merge. That's why the OJ 287 system is destined for the most energetic event in history.
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 […]
Many people perceive the struggle to understand our Universe as a battle between science and God. But this is a false dichotomy.
"The hardest thing is the flying side of things."
What Odysseus needed from his father was something more important: the comfort of being a son.
Germany finds itself once again allowing a murderous dictator to run rampant in Europe, though this time it is due to incompetence and technophobia rather than malice.
The view from beyond Pluto is far enough from Earth that we can see the stars shift. NASA’s New Horizons, humanity’s first spacecraft to encounter Pluto, is more than 4.3 billion […]
Most people believe themselves to be less at risk from COVID-19 than others similar to them, according to a recent UCL survey conducted in the U.S.
The campaign promise could only become law if the Labour Party wins the general election in December.
Video meetings on the popular platform don't seem to offer end-to-end encryption as advertised.
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’ […]