Robot developers adapt the behavior of worm "blobs".
July 16, 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the mission that first landed a man on the Moon.
After years of analysis, the Event Horizon Telescope team has finally revealed what the Milky Way's central black hole looks like.
A thief left her phone at the scene. The victim took over her social media, sparking a wild internet-sleuthing saga
What started as a viral case of public shaming has morphed into a dark story involving internet sleuths, a criminal network, and the suspicious death of a 62-year-old man in St. Louis.
A new study warns of millions of "lost Einsteins."
Good news for space exploration?
What should a black hole look like? Our theoretical predictions are about to meet our first observations. In science, there’s no moment more exciting than when you get to confront […]
The data has been taken, collected, and analyzed. So where is the first image of an event horizon, already? Across multiple continents, including Antarctica, an array of radio telescopes observe the […]
Researchers say they’ll someday be able to recreate experiences, perceptions, and sensations with a device the size of a backpack.
It will be the most extreme test of Einstein’s General Relativity ever. And we already have the data. With every year that goes by, the total amount of knowledge that humanity […]
The IAU has just approved a dozen new names for features on Pluto’s moon Charon. They draw from an array of famous authors, characters, mythical objects and one U.S. filmmaker.
How precise can measurements get? Imagine accurately measuring a quartz crystal with merely a few photons.
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A physicist has an experiment to see if the mind operates on a quantum level.
Sotheby’s will auction off 380 pieces from Bowie’s collection later this year. The collection is “eclectic, unscripted, [and] understated,” according to Sotheby’s European chairman Oliver Barker.
Just as Shakespeare's Prince Hamlet is more often bedeviled by his own thoughts, enhancing your brain might one day mean shutting parts of it down, not getting it to fire on all cylinders.
The cosmic background radiation of the Universe once fried everything, but is now barely above absolute zero. Where did that energy go? “I think one of the coolest things you […]
This past spring semester, American University hosted an event featuring Roger Pielke Jr., a Professor of Environmental Studies at the University of Colorado-Boulder and author of The Climate Fix: What […]