SpinLaunch's launcher, which is larger than the Statue of Liberty and works like the Olympic hammer-throw event, just came online in the New Mexico desert.
There are pros and cons to sending interstellar messages to aliens that may or may not exist.
To overcome burnout, we need to change how we think about the relationship between dignity and work, argues Jonathan Malesic.
If you were awaiting screaming death from the skies, you can relax. For now.
Awe makes us feel smaller but also more connected to life and each other.
How do we integrate Gen Z into the 21st century workforce? Intergenerational differences are challenging: whether it’s listening to grandpa’s lecture on what’s wrong with the world these days or […]
Puerto Rico's iconic telescope facilitated important scientific discoveries while inspiring young scientists and the public imagination.
How a controversial study on psychic powers caused a revolution in psychology research.
People underestimate their opponent’s capacity to feel basic human sensations. We can short-circuit this impulse through moral reframing and perspective taking.
The English Department is instituting a series of reforms that cuts across the entire university.
Manly Bands wanted to improve on mens' wedding bands. Mission accomplished.
How the half-hour commute and motorised transport changed our cities into huge metropolises.
What subjects and ideas do you discuss with your friends when you see them?
GPS holds the key, but astronomers can’t do it without help. Since 2019, the night sky — as seen by both human eyes and the telescopes we use to enhance our views of […]
Isolation and empathy are by no means mutually exclusive.
University of Tokyo scientists observe predicted quantum biochemical effects on cells.
This modern therapy technique has been shown to be effective and easy to learn — could teaching it to students help cut off a growing mental health crisis?
The world is changing, and technology is driving that change. Today, that observation is about as compelling as the insight that water runs downhill. It’s just what technology (and water) […]
The film becomes the story of the making of the film. From his Monty Python days to now, Don Quixote is a metaphor for Terry Gilliam's whole career, and for his 30 year project of making a film about a film about the knight of the woeful countenance. We talk about Muppets, time, and basically everything else two humans can talk about.
Or is doubt a self-fulfilling prophecy?