A wild, compelling idea without a direct, practical test, the Multiverse is highly controversial. But its supporting pillars sure are stable.
The Hyperloop is physically possible, but engineering challenges will make its construction very difficult. Also, accidents would be catastrophic.
There are over 100 known elements in the periodic table. These 8 ways of making them account for every one.
Every year, scientists like George Church get better at editing the genomes of human beings. But will genome editing help or hurt us?
In movies and TV shows, aliens look like pointy-eared humans. Is this realistic? If evolution is predictable, then it very well might be.
To war is human – and Neanderthals were very like us.
The U.S. has the world's largest debt in absolute terms, but Japan's is the largest when measured in terms of its debt-to-GDP ratio.
This short story is a fictional account of two very real people — Anaximander and Anaximenes, two ancient Greeks who tried to make sense of the universe.
Lake Baikal holds nearly one-fourth of Earth's fresh surface water and is the most scientifically interesting lake on our planet.
A lucky discovery involving lithium-sulfur batteries has a legitimate chance to revolutionize how we power our world.
According to surveys, approximately half of artificial intelligence experts believe that general AI will emerge by 2060.
If argumentation led to nothing, it would soon be thrown into the evolutionary dustbin.
The most unique interloper into our Solar System has a natural explanation that fits perfectly — no aliens required.
The pulse took just 35 hours to cover the whole world.
Researchers have discovered 830-million-year-old microbes living inside a salt rock on Earth. Could the same occur on Mars?
Jean-Jacques Rousseau was a Swiss Enlightenment philosopher who praised a simple life and inspired the worst of the French Revolution.
Fermilab's TeVatron just released the best mass measurement of the W-boson, ever. Here's what doesn't add up.
By digging deep, we could harness enough energy to power generations to come. But it involves fracking.
The results of a recent study counter some common claims found in anti-immigration narratives.
The strangest thing about trying to predict the future is that our only clues lie in the past.
The recently discovered Oort cloud comet, Bernardinelli–Bernstein, has the largest known nucleus: 119 km. Here's what it could do to Earth.
Like humans, stars die. The James Webb Space Telescope's early images already give us a lot of information about how this happens.
65 million years ago, an asteroid strike caused the 5th great mass extinction. Could we save Earth, today, from a similar event?