The study identified superhabitable planets outside of our solar system.
If a large asteroid strikes Earth, it has the potential to release an enormous amount of energy, leading to local or even global catastrophes. The strike that led to the […]
If it weren’t for a subatomic quantum rule, our Universe would be vastly different. In many ways, our views of the distant Universe are the closest things we’ll ever get […]
It happened more than once, and needed to. Here’s why. If there’s one thing you can be certain about when it comes to outer space, it’s that it’s transparent, not opaque, […]
When three wise men gifted baby Jesus with gold, frankincense, and myrrh, they had no idea one was made from colliding neutron stars.
Artifacts uncovered in southeast Asia offer clues on early complex human cultures.
Just because you have “star” in your name doesn’t mean you are one. When we think about the objects in our Universe, they fall into two categories: self-luminous objects, like stars, […]
The most massive galaxies lost their star-forming material very early on and never got it back.
Are the stellar remnants in our cosmic backyard actually our parents and grandparents?
On May 4, 1970, the National Guard shot and killed four students during an anti-war protest. The massacre went on to change American culture forever.
Google's "Year in Search 2020" results reveal a year when "why" was searched more than ever.
A new study finds that factors influencing where you're born continue to affect your earnings throughout life.
The Universe’s idea of a ‘typical star’ has changed dramatically over time. When you look out at the Universe today, you’re not seeing it exactly as it is at one particular […]
And a combination of all three might take us farther than ever. If you want to see the farthest objects in the Universe, you have to know not only where to […]
A variety of structures exist to both treat employees with more respect and increase productivity.
Helium and carbon are made copiously in the interiors of stars. But the in-between elements? They’re rarities everywhere. If you were to take every element in the periodic table and […]
Spending between 120–300 minutes per week in nature shown to increase wellbeing.
In the mid-20th century, ‘physical cosmology’ was considered an oxymoronic joke. Today, it’s Nobel-winning science. Imagine you wanted to know everything you could about the Universe. You’d want to find […]
As of October 1, the U.K. will make it illegal to sell puppies and kittens from third-party sources in a bid to end puppy mills and commercial breeding catteries, eliminate pet-shop sales, and rein in unscrupulous breeders.
Our Universe is 13.8 billion years old, and our Sun formed about 2/3rds of the way through. Here’s what came before it. When it comes to the great cosmic question of […]
If this discovery came in a pre-LIGO era, maybe it would have been a surprise. But in 2019, there’s no mystery at all. Did you hear that astronomers had recently […]
In her new book, Creative Change, social psychologist Jennifer Mueller says everyone loves the idea of creativity even while we prefer the status quo.
A record-breaking 515 contestants competed in the 2018 Scripps National Spelling Bee where they faced words like Soubresaut, Condottiere, and Amyloid.
Maybe, but that probably doesn’t mean what you think it does. Of all the unsolved puzzles in the Universe, perhaps the most confounding is the dark matter problem. If we look […]