Pain makes sense from an evolutionary perspective. What's puzzling is why so many of us choose to seek out painful experiences.
An artist’s impression of what the fully-deployed James Webb Space telescope will look like from the perspective of an observer on the ‘dark’ (non-Sun-facing) side of the observatory. (NORTHRUP GRUMMAN) […]
How can the law keep up with new genetic technology?
The lush biodiversity of South America's rainforests is rooted in one of the most cataclysmic events that ever struck Earth.
A new model of the Antikythera mechanism reveals a "creation of genius."
A new study proposes that Hawking radiation could be used to find dark matter in places like primordial black holes.
Even though no human has stepped foot on the Moon's surface in 50 years, the evidence of our presence there remains unambiguous.
Are there innate differences between female and male brains?
The first supernova ever discovered through its X-rays has an enormously powerful engine at its core. It's unlike anything ever seen.
Researchers speculate the famous monument was one of the world’s first solar calendars, possibly inspired by trade with ancient Egyptians.
It may depend on whether you're an "easily empathetically embarrassed" person.
Society-changing ideas form through a three-stage process, argues author Michael Bhaskar.
After years of analysis, the Event Horizon Telescope team has finally revealed what the Milky Way's central black hole looks like.
Big dreams and big telescopes are back at last, but everything depends on sufficiently funding NASA, the NSF, and the DOE.
A mission is planned for just three weeks from now, but NASA has a plan.
The Sun produces a wide variety of particles and radiation throughout it, but all of its neutrinos are produced in the core: where nuclear reactions take place. The various reactions […]
Maybe 100% of stars don’t have planets, after all. When stars form in the Universe, they’re created in giant bursts. A stellar nursery in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy […]
They said the “missing half” of the Universe’s matter was just found. But what they found barely makes a dent to the big picture. When we look up into the great […]
If our nearest star has an Earth-like planet, here’s how we’ll see it. As seen from up close, the signs of not only life, but our intelligent, technologically advanced human civilization […]