An analogy explains the greater fool theory: You don’t have to run faster than the bear to get away; you just have to run faster than the other guy.
A new study sheds light on the final supernovae of the Universe.
Far from being inappropriate, many of the most controversial acceptance speeches highlighted important issues in the film industry.
It could evolve, strengthen, decay, or not be alone. Our known Universe contains matter, radiation, and dark energy. While matter (both normal and dark) and radiation become less dense as […]
“I thought, why not direct these high-power beams, instead of into fusion plasma, down into rock and vaporize the hole?”
One study estimated that 80% of people include “deviations” from the truth in their online profiles.
This medieval-themed meme highlights a shady yet all too common rhetorical move people make in arguments.
Unlike most articles that are titled with a question, the answer isn’t automatically “no.” Announced on January 6, 2020, NASA’s TESS mission has just discovered its first Earth-sized, habitable zone […]
This everyday electrical phenomenon had no widely accepted scientific explanation — perhaps, until now.
If you want to find life in the Universe, this is how you do it. When it comes to uncovering the ultimate truths about reality, we can only reap what we […]
Roughly the size of a thumbnail, this newly discovered toadlet has some anatomical surprises.
There have been some 6,000 Great Lakes shipwrecks, which have claimed an estimated 30,000 lives. These maps show some of them.
Are there any advantages to looking so cumbersome?
And what might we learn as we collect new, never-before-seen data? If you took one of history’s top scientists from 100 years ago and dropped them into today’s world, what […]
How efficiently could quantum engines operate?
Increasing numbers of seniors need help with basic tasks. It doesn't have to be that way.
Fragments of energy – not waves or particles – may be the fundamental building blocks of the universe
New mathematics have shown that lines of energy can be used to describe the universe.
Short-termism is both rooted in our most primal instincts and encouraged by runaway technological development. How can we fight it?