Professional astronomy images are the gold standard. But this Large Magellanic Cloud composite is the amateur community's best image ever.
Wordle activates both the language and logic parts of our brain and give us a nice boost of dopamine, whether we win or lose.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) recently issued $8 million in follow-up funding to a team of neuroengineers developing brain-to-brain and brain-to-machine technology.
Cotton mask fibers prove 33 percent more effective at blocking viruses in trials.
If it weren’t for a subatomic quantum rule, our Universe would be vastly different. In many ways, our views of the distant Universe are the closest things we’ll ever get […]
Alexandre Dumas' famous anecdote about Fake News in the 1800s has a surprising twist.
Despite Betelgeuse’s recent faintening and brightening, I’d bet on these stars instead. Betelgeuse, a nearby red supergiant, will someday explode. The black hole at the center of the Milky Way should […]
The Sahara is a harsh environment today. It used to be much, much, worse.
Scientists are seeking ways to safely connect computers to the brain.
Binary black holes eventually inspiral and merge. That's why the OJ 287 system is destined for the most energetic event in history.
In 2006, Pluto was demoted in a very controversial decision. Unless you ignore nearly all of planetary science, it'll never be one again.
Only 17 years after its discovery have we learned we’re safe from asteroid Apophis. Ever since its 2004 discovery, asteroid 99942 Apophis has threatened planet Earth. Asteroid Apophis has been measured […]
And if it does strike us, how much damage will it cause? Will near-Earth asteroid Apophis strike us in 2068? Generically, asteroids under ~1 km in size are irregularly shaped, will […]
Why would people rate certain names as being more extraverted or more agreeable?
Debris from Pluto-sized collisions, not aliens, are streaming through the galaxy. In 2017, scientists discovered an object passing through our Solar System that was unlike anything else we had ever seen. […]
The coated and cooled mirrors in the advanced LIGO experiment, shown here, are responsive to each and every photon that strikes them. The detection of a gravitational wave is reliant […]
Astrophysicists calculate the likely number of civilization out there capable of communicating with us.
California’s Bobcat Fire has reached Mount Wilson Observatory’s doorstep. 100 years ago, our understanding of the Universe was very different from what it is today. Einstein’s General Relativity, our theory […]
Everything on Earth is made of atoms and their building blocks. Without this one rule, they’d never make anything interesting. Take a look around you at everything on Earth. If […]
With 5,000 square degrees of data, the Dark Energy Survey has something important to say. For as long as humans have been studying the Universe, we’ve yearned to know the answers […]
New research shows how Americans feel about genetic engineering, human enhancement and automation.
"A monkey has been able to control a computer with its brain," Musk said, referring to tests of the device.
The team seems to have found a way to extend animal lifespan without genetic modification.
The incredibly rich galaxy cluster is an enormous source of mass in the nearby Universe. But there are a series of red dots surrounding the central mass: a distant galaxy […]
Can the American government stop coronavirus spread? Its past actions speak volumes.