If ever there was a food that holds a lesson for building bridges in a fractured America, it's the cabbage roll.
Is God an old white guy with a majestic, flowing beard? A new study has a surprise for you.
The universe is filled with unlikely events, but is also full of ways to fool ourselves.
From 1974 to 1978, the chimps of Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania were at war with each other, the first time conservationists saw chimps engage in calculated, cold-blooded killing.
A 12-year long study examines the differences between how same-sex and different-sex couples argue, with some surprising results.
One particular revolution was so important, that at least one historian thinks the 20th century officially began in 1914 and ended in 1991.
Binary black holes eventually inspiral and merge. That's why the OJ 287 system is destined for the most energetic event in history.
Future evolution: from looks to brains and personality, how will humans change in the next 10,000 years?
Discussions of human evolution are usually backward looking, as if the greatest triumphs and challenges were in the distant past.
Alzheimer's has proved difficult to treat. But solving the mystery of this ultra-rare frontotemporal dementia may unlock new understanding.
From forecasting stock prices to diagnosing disease, Swarm AI enables better group decisions.
Light cannot escape from a black hole, no matter what. But when two black holes merge? They just might. On September 14, 2015, history was made as the NSF’s twin LIGO […]
An information war is being waged.
The ‘final parsec problem’ is still a mystery for astronomers. When it comes to black holes in the Universe, we know there are at least two major types. There are […]
LIGO just announced the second neutron star-neutron star merger ever seen in gravitational waves. It doesn’t match the first. On August 17, 2017, an event occurred that forever changed how we […]
And what might we learn as we collect new, never-before-seen data? If you took one of history’s top scientists from 100 years ago and dropped them into today’s world, what […]
Peaceful protest in the face of Putin.
When two black holes that shouldn’t exist are seen merging, physics has some explaining to do. After years of searching for gravitational waves, it finally happened: LIGO bagged the biggest one […]
It’s 92 billion light-years wide after just 13.8 billion years. And that’s just fine. If there’s one rule that people know about how fast things can move, it’s that there’s a […]
Are you prone to view life as glass-half-empty? If so, don’t let it drag you down: Your day-to-day happiness level is something that was, in large part, set early in […]
Particle physics is everywhere, even in the palm of your hand. When you hold out your palm and point it towards the sky, what is it that’s interacting with your hand? […]
It’s been spectacularly confirmed by observation, but theoretically, it couldn’t have been any other way. If the Sun were to spontaneously cease emitting light, we wouldn’t know about it for about […]
Strangely, the sun showed no sunspots at the time the photo was taken.