Lake Baikal holds nearly one-fourth of Earth's fresh surface water and is the most scientifically interesting lake on our planet.
For many, it was just a successful launch like any other. But for scientists around the globe, it was a victory few dared to imagine.
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, […]
Health care professionals worldwide are facing a second crisis, the consequences of which we're only beginning to understand.
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 […]
The revolution is already happening.
Business leaders know they must prepare for technological upheavals in the years ahead. But keeping up-to-date on new technologies—to say nothing of understanding their complexities and forecasting those shifts—is an […]
The night sky is already noticeably different, and bigger changes are ahead. For all of human history until the launch of Sputnik, the only objects in the night sky were naturally […]
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 […]
It contains more water than all the Great Lakes combined, and the science of our planet explains why. Although practically all of Earth’s human population lives on dry land, our surface […]
The design ethicist did not hold back his concerns when talking to political leaders.
Can a real pandemic (such as COVID-19) turn into mass hysteria?
In his new book, "Forward: Notes on the Future of Our Democracy," former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang explores how media narratives can warp public perception of political candidates.
The successor to Hubble is almost ready for launch. It’s really coming this year, too! NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, originally proposed in the 1990s, is finally slated to launch later […]
We’ve argued over ideology for far too long. It’s time to pick a better route to prosperity. In every civilized society around the world, there’s a trade-off that must be […]
The National Institutes of Health recently began a $300-million study to examine the effects of screen time on developing brains.
The impact of abusive comments is "significant."
Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford testified before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, one day before the Senate is set to vote on Kavanaugh's confirmation to the Supreme Court.
On Sunday, a woman accused the Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault in an interview with the Washington Post.
"This country is being ripped apart here," Flake told the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Nothing is 100% safe or 100% effective, but vaccine-hesitancy is even worse. It’s one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make in your life: do I vaccinate my child, and […]
Well-lit cities and towns are essential to public safety. That doesn’t have to ruin the night sky. For most of us here on planet Earth, navigating the world at night is […]
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Christine Lagorio-Chafkin spent six years writing the definitive history of Reddit.
At least 60 will be running at the federal level, and thousands for state offices.
Lasers, mirrors, and computational advances can all work together to push ground-based astronomy past even the limits of Hubble. One of the most profoundly remarkable properties about our atmosphere is that […]