Sometimes, new combinations of preexisting things revolutionize life.
Big dreams and big telescopes are back at last, but everything depends on sufficiently funding NASA, the NSF, and the DOE.
That question is at the heart of the new documentary, "Medicating Normal."
A new study at UPenn found that effective learning includes mistakes—just not too many.
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How efficiently could quantum engines operate?
A generation ago, NASA launched their great observatories to explore the Universe. It’s time for round 2. Throughout the history of astronomy, every advance we’ve ever made has come about because […]
Country music deserves better cultural ambassadors.
Will and Ariel Durant were praised for their ability to look at the big picture without losing sight of its little details, even if they did miss some of them.
Alzheimer's has proved difficult to treat. But solving the mystery of this ultra-rare frontotemporal dementia may unlock new understanding.
It had long seemed impossible that supermassive black holes could grow to such enormous sizes. But the biggest problem is now solved.
Perhaps downhill and cross-country skiers don't face the fate of potters, typesetters and saddlers, but their situation is certainly unclear.
Your brain is remarkably good at mapping out physical spaces — even if it's an imaginary space like Hogwarts. But how does the brain do it?
Alexandre Dumas' famous anecdote about Fake News in the 1800s has a surprising twist.
In 2018, cancer drugs earned the pharmaceutical industry $123.8 billion. Soon, they'll be worth billions more.
Richard Lyon's visionary plan for the future of innovation at Berkeley.
Researchers at UT Southwestern noted a 47 percent increase in blood flow to regions associated with memory.
Small sample size? No underlying theory? Conflicts with all other results? It checks all the boxes. There’s nothing that’s special, on a cosmic scale, about our place in the Universe. Not […]
A group representing more than 100 of the biggest corporations in the U.S. has released a statement updating its definition of the purpose of American corporations.
After the Big Bang, merging supermassive black holes are unparalleled. Here’s how we’ll find the first one. Last week, NASA’s Chandra X-ray observatory made history by announcing the most energetic explosive […]
In order to reap the greatest rewards, we have to think big and invest big. One of these four missions will deliver like never before. When it comes to exploring the […]
Kayne West's tweet that the United States should amend the 13th Amendment brought renewed attention to a flaw in its language.
You may not recognize the names, but these seven scientists have improved the lives of people the world over.
The hard part was keeping the list down to ten.