Even after our merger with Andromeda, we might retain our spiral shape for trillions of years. You probably don’t think about it very often, but the Milky Way galaxy won’t remain […]
The pilot project is in 10 stores and is 85% accurate.
For some reason, when we talk about the age of stars, galaxies, and the Universe, we use "years" to measure time. Can we do better?
Mass determines a star’s fate… except when it doesn’t. Supernova events are common, visually spectacular astronomical cataclysms. In 1987, a supernova just ~168,000 light-years away was observed in the Large Magellanic […]
The past ~4 billion years have been an incredibly successful, unbroken run for life on Earth. The future won't be nearly so bright.
Quantum communication offers a surer path to sending an interstellar message, as well as receiving one. But can we do it?
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.
Most schools use a semester system, but a new study suggests that they should switch to quarters.
Zuranolone might help people feel better sooner than if they were relying on standard treatment alone.
This map shows that the territories discovered by Europeans add up to an area no bigger than Utah.
When two black holes that shouldn’t exist are seen merging, physics has some explaining to do. After years of searching for gravitational waves, it finally happened: LIGO bagged the biggest one […]
Jonathan Berman wants us to have better dialogues.
An optical telescope with a massive 20-foot (6-meter) mirror has an eye-popping price tag of $11 billion.
In his new book, "The Wires of War: Technology and the Global Struggle for Power," Jacob Helberg outlines the brewing cyberwar between Western democracies and autocracies like China and Russia.
More than pay or advancement, people are seeking a better fit between their own and corporate values.
Just 12 million light-years away, the galaxies Messier 81 and 82 offer a nearby preview of the Milky Way-Andromeda merger.
Air conditioning may keep a room cool, but using it is heating up the planet. It is time for something new — or old.
If you think you know how an astronomical nova works, buckle up. You're in for a ride like you never expected.
It was supposed to have a 5.5-10 year lifetime, and take 6 months to calibrate. It's performing better than anyone anticipated.
One galaxy may have eaten one of its slightly smaller, more primitive neighbors.
There's a lot to love about the innovations of Scrivener 3 for the Mac.
Two stellar mass black holes, if they merge in the vicinity of a supermassive black hole, could have their gravitational wave signal affected by the strongly curved space around them. […]
The famous cognition test was reworked for cuttlefish. They did better than expected.
A school lesson leads to more precise measurements of the extinct megalodon shark, one of the largest fish ever.
People often make a killing in stocks, but there are other ways to potentially turn major profits.