Only 1% of corn grown is the U.S. is the type that people eat.
Memes communicate complex ideas quickly and efficiently, but that’s precisely what makes them so dangerous.
Finland reveals that happiness is more about mindset than umbrella drinks and sun-warmed beaches.
One of the scariest films of the 1970s didn't set out to be a horror film at all.
We have a morbid curiosity about nautical disaster stories. The Irish "Wreck Viewer" offers a window into centuries of marine misfortune.
There are a few possible solutions to the problem of interstellar travel, but they largely remain within the realm of science fiction.
Frank Lloyd Wright captured serenity in his masterpiece, Fallingwater, but his egotistical tendencies made life for others anything but serene.
With a telescope at just the right distance from the Sun, we could use its gravity to enhance and magnify a potentially inhabited planet.
The credibility problem facing the biomedical and public health establishment is, at least in part, a product of its own making.
The inevitable long, slow decline is accelerating, and there’s nothing we can do. The Universe, as it is today, is less active, is forming fewer stars, and is creating fewer chances […]
It might have been Einstein’s greatest blunder, but it’s our leading theory today. One of the most mysterious components in the entire Universe is dark energy, which — if we’re being honest with […]
Identifying primordial ripples would be key to understanding the conditions of the early universe.
A drug developed to combat Alzheimer’s Disease can trigger regeneration of tooth dentin.
The Universe is dark, but the distorted light reveals its presence. When we look at the objects in the Universe, the mass just doesn’t add up. A galaxy that was […]
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Is information the fifth form of matter?
Everything is being driven apart. But there’s hope of reaching what’s currently so far away. For the first 7.8 billion years, the Universe unfolded exactly as scientists would have expected in […]
Binary pulsars are doing what no other measurement has done: measure our galactic acceleration directly. Even though the majority of the matter that makes up our Universe may be completely […]
Although most of the Universe's mass is dark matter, which gravitates just as well as normal matter, it still can't make black holes.
The war machine needs fuel, perhaps so much as to make protecting oil redundant.
It’s 92 billion light-years wide after just 13.8 billion years. And that’s just fine. If there’s one rule that people know about how fast things can move, it’s that there’s a […]
The first world that humans should inhabit beyond the Earth is the Moon, not Mars. Here's why terraforming our lunar neighbor is so appealing.
Is the “big freeze” our inevitable fate, or can dark energy save us? When we look out at the Universe today, we see sources of light practically everywhere we look. In […]