A new study from NASA and the SETI Institute comes up with an exciting number of potentially life-supporting planets.
With sodium-sensitive eyes, we’d see it every new Moon. With no detectable gases, the Moon appears to be atmosphere-free. The Moon as seen from a view above the majority of Earth’s […]
The famous cognition test was reworked for cuttlefish. They did better than expected.
From Brahms to Tchaikovsky, here's a curated list of composers whose music has shaped the classical canon.
Once only dark energy remains, empty space still won’t be completely empty. Imagine, if you dare, the very end of the Universe. The stars — past, present, and future — have all burned out. […]
This century alone has already had a couple of Onesdays (1/11/11 and 11/11/11).
Being more creative doesn’t require a ‘Muse.’ It’s about pairing intelligence and imagination.
For the past 150+ years, the big ones have all missed us. But at some point, our good luck will run out.
The definitive answer requires better, unbiased data. Despite all the advances that have occurred in human history, one extraordinary puzzle still remains right in our own backyard: we aren’t sure how […]
The Big Bang is our accepted origin of the Universe. But is there another possibility? Since the mid-1960s and the discovery of the Cosmic Microwave Background, the Big Bang has […]
Scientists speculate that if life were to have spontaneously developed on Earth, the first thing there would need to be are vesicles.
From literature to physics, the annual Nobel Prizes aim to highlight the most groundbreaking achievements in every field.
Gail Bradbrook, co-founder of Extinction Rebellion, called for a mass psychedelic act of civil disobedience in protest of drug criminalization.
The dream of space travel has been usurped by superficiality.
After 13.8 billion years, there’s still a whole lot that’s changing as time goes on. With each new year that comes upon us, there are a slew of new events awaiting […]
There are three possible ways we’ll find alien life. With all of these chances, the only question is which will come first. Given everything humanity has learned about the Universe, it […]
Our Universe is 13.8 billion years old, and our Sun formed about 2/3rds of the way through. Here’s what came before it. When it comes to the great cosmic question of […]
In the mid-20th century, ‘physical cosmology’ was considered an oxymoronic joke. Today, it’s Nobel-winning science. Imagine you wanted to know everything you could about the Universe. You’d want to find […]
Maps show the oldest company in (nearly) every country – and a few interesting corporate trends.
Eight-dimensional octonions may hold the clues to solve fundamental mysteries.
And what do we still have left to learn? The original idea of a black hole goes all the way back to 1783, when Cambridge scientist John Michell recognized that a […]
Any hypothesis, no matter how alluring, must be confronted with the full suite of data. Our Solar System may be the closest part of the Universe to us as we look […]
The cosmic records we have are meant to be broken, but oh, have we ever gone so far. The great cosmic abyss contains more that humanity can ever hope to see, […]