∆G = ∆H - T∆S is one of the most abstract formulas in science, but it is also one of the most important. Without it, life cannot exist.
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Singularities frustrate our understanding. But behind every singularity in physics hides a secret door to a new understanding of the world.
“My dad asked me if I had been to tutoring and I lied… Then he showed me the tablet."
The hyperloop would be a great idea for a completely flat planet. With topography and infrastructure, it's a very different story.
New chip eliminates the need for specific decoding hardware, boosting gaming systems, 5G networks, and more.
What's especially bizarre about the McGurk effect is that knowing you're being duped doesn't correct your perceptions.
Moral panics about the content of children's cartoons and other forms of entertainment have a long history.
The new treatment targets the underlying genetic cause of the disease.
With a new telescope on the horizon, we reflect on the best pictures of space that came before.
Movie soundtracks don't just help us recall the plot of a film; they also allow us to better understand its meaning.
Based on the atoms that they're made out of, the innermost planet should always be the densest. Here's why Earth beats Mercury, hands down.
No matter how controversial or politicized our world becomes, science remains humanity's best tool for figuring out how things work.
All scientific theories, at some level, are wrong. That’s why consensus is so vital. There are two important and common words that, when used scientifically, have a very different meaning than […]
If you want to share the truths about our Universe with others, don't fall into the trap of arguing with a misinformer. Do this instead.
Mixed messages and competing interests have left college students feeling lost and stressed.
By challenging your preconceptions, art offers a framework by which you can solve problems.
Of the world's 300 honey varieties, none is stranger and more dangerous than mad honey.
Scientists should be cautious when expressing an opinion based on little more than speculation.
NASA is creating a planet habitability index, and Earth may not be at the top. With our current data, ranking habitability is guesswork.
The pendulum didn’t tick right when they brought it here: the start of a fascinating story. For nearly three full centuries, the most accurate way that humanity kept track of […]
Once science operations begin for James Webb, we'll never look at the Universe the same way again. Here's what everyone should know.
Turns out gender assumptions have been going on for quite some time.
A new survey, the DESI Legacy Imaging Survey, has found more lenses than all others put together. One of Einstein’s most revolutionary predictions is that mass bends light. During a […]
Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but no one is entitled to their own facts. Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but no one is entitled to their own […]
Deniers will never stop misleading others. Here’s the truth. Every so often, advocates of a fringe theory — one that doesn’t fit the evidence as well as the mainstream theory — do what they can […]
Fear that new technologies are addictive isn't a modern phenomenon.
The ten greatest ideas in science form the bedrock of modern biology, chemistry, and physics. Everyone should be familiar with them.
Millions of Americans are quitting their jobs, but even if you can’t join the Great Resignation, you can still pursue a do-over moment.
“Hubble’s Law” is only an approximation, and breaks down when we need it most. From anywhere in the Universe, you can choose to look out at any other galaxy that’s present. […]
Some purveyors of "wellness" sure are sounding like right-wing conspiracy theorists.