The Poisson distribution has everyday applications in science, finance, and insurance. To compare the results of some biomedical studies, more people ought to be familiar with it.
All marbled crayfish descended from a single clone discovered in Heidelberg, Germany in 1995.
Just 12 million light-years away, the galaxies Messier 81 and 82 offer a nearby preview of the Milky Way-Andromeda merger.
Both views are equally spectacular, but unequally informative. Every so often, a creative amateur project highlights our professional achievements. This mosaic shows the region between the constellations of Cygnus and […]
The universe is filled with unlikely events, but is also full of ways to fool ourselves.
The sacrifices of early astronauts paved the way for Apollo’s successes, and so much more. In all of history, only 24 humans have ever escaped Earth’s gravity. The very first launch […]
It comes from a supernova seen just 33 years ago, and it doesn’t pulse. 33 years ago, a supernova occurred just 168,000 light-years from Earth. This new image of the supernova […]
In 1966, Disney announced his intention to build Epcot, an acronym for “Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow.”
Ever wondered what oxytocin receptor proteins sound like?
Using machine-learning technology, the genealogy company My Heritage enables users to animate static images of their relatives.
Previously, only the brightest and most active galaxies could pierce the obscuring wall of cosmic dust. At last, normal galaxies break through.
An early feasibility study finds a potential new treatment for Alzheimer's disease.
Science and the humanities have been antagonistic for too long. Many of the big questions of our time require them to work closer than ever.
Science doesn't exist in a cultural and existential vacuum and its teaching shouldn't either.
AI maps psychedelic “trip” experiences to regions of the brain – opening new route to psychiatric treatments
The study shows that it’s possible to map the wildly subjective psychedelic experiences to specific brain regions.
Unstable politics and virtue signaling are responsible for creating bureaucratic nightmares.
The credibility problem facing the biomedical and public health establishment is, at least in part, a product of its own making.
Often viewed as a theoretical, calculational tool only, the Lamb Shift proved their existence. If you spend enough time listening to theoretical physicists, it starts to sound like there are […]
In his book with Richard Clarke, "Warnings," Eddy made clear this was inevitable.
Move over, IC 1101. You may be impressively large, but you never stood a chance against the largest known galaxy: Alcyoneus.
Engineers borrowed the maple tree's "helicopter" to design tiny, flying microchips, which perform various tasks while in whirling free fall.
The Demo-2 mission represents a new era for American spaceflight.
A new survey, the DESI Legacy Imaging Survey, has found more lenses than all others put together. One of Einstein’s most revolutionary predictions is that mass bends light. During a […]
No matter how your year went, Hubble’s views of the Universe never disappoint. Year after year, Hubble’s telescopic views are unparalleled. Saturn, its rings, and 5 of its moons are […]
Its record-holding galaxy is 32 billion light-years away, in a Universe that’s only 13.8 billion years old. On April 24, 2020, humanity celebrates the 30th anniversary of NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope. […]
The laws of physics state that you can't create or destroy matter without also creating or destroying an equal amount of antimatter. So how are we here?