Now that it's fully commissioned, the James Webb Space Telescope begins its exploration of the Universe. Here are its first science images!
We have a morbid curiosity about nautical disaster stories. The Irish "Wreck Viewer" offers a window into centuries of marine misfortune.
The peasant turned czarist advisor has come to be known and feared as the devil incarnate, but was he really as demonic as we have been led to believe?
This article was originally published on our sister site, Freethink. Fifteen volunteers in France just spent more than a month living in a cave — without any way to tell time — […]
The James Webb Space Telescope has chosen 5 targets for its first science release. Here's what we know on the eve of JWST's big reveal!
Both journalists have put themselves in danger to shed light on corruption and abuses of power in their home countries.
Singapore is a breeding ground of truly green buildings.
Every observation out into deep space is also a look back in time. Whenever you observe an object, you aren’t viewing it in its present state. When one of Jupiter’s moons […]
Let's hope that squid don't evolve lungs and legs, or humanity might be in real trouble.
To date, only one research vessel has ever encountered a milky sea.
Do the health risks outweigh the benefits?
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 […]
These distant cousins of starfish live on sea floors around the globe.
As technology advances, the use of laser weapons in space becomes more likely.
Mass determines a star’s fate… except when it doesn’t. Supernova events are common, visually spectacular astronomical cataclysms. In 1987, a supernova just ~168,000 light-years away was observed in the Large Magellanic […]
Despite being the closest planet to the Sun, Mercury "only" reaches 800 °F at its hottest. Venus is always hotter, even at night.
The way that the ancient Megalodon adapted to water temperature has important implications for modern marine creatures.
We knew we'd find galaxies unlike any seen before in its first deep-field image. But the other images hold secrets even more profound.
The unique light signatures of nautical beacons translate into hypnotic cartography.
Have any of the stars we can see burned themselves out completely? When we look out across the Universe, we’re also peering back in time. In the early 21st-century, we’ve […]
A marine scientist explains the threat of the Loop Current, a 800-pound gorilla of Gulf hurricane risks.
The stone camel sculptures, seven in total and originally uncovered back in 2018, far predate more famous monuments.
From "shell shock" to "combat fatigue," the wars of the past century have violently illuminated the power trauma can wield over the mind and body.
She's the reason you're able to work and chat from home.