A team of scientists managed to install onto a smartphone a spectrometer that's capable of identifying specific molecules — with cheap parts you can buy online.
Over the coming decades, over 100,000 new satellites are expected. For countless millennia, whenever we were faced with a clear, cloudless, moonless night, all of humanity was able to witness […]
After the Big Bang, merging supermassive black holes are unparalleled. Here’s how we’ll find the first one. Last week, NASA’s Chandra X-ray observatory made history by announcing the most energetic explosive […]
The scientists, not the fossil fuel industry, were right all along. Back in 1990, the world’s top climate scientists convened to put together a report on the state of Earth’s climate. […]
Protest music is a natural feature of humanity.
Learn where your ancestors are from, the breed of your rescue dog, and if your home is safe with these easy at-home kits.
And Dr. Jill Tarter never once lost her composure. One of the most fascinating questions in all of science is: “are we alone?” Since our distant ancestors first gazed at […]
The downsides of drug abuse are so clear that one would imagine smarter folks would stay away from them. The research suggests otherwise.
Eight-dimensional octonions may hold the clues to solve fundamental mysteries.
Xenon-124 isn’t stable, and the direct detection of its decay could lead us to an even greater prize. Our Universe is old: 13.8 billion years old, to be precise. Many of […]
Jordan Peterson is one of the most controversial public figures in recent years. Here's a recap of some of his ideas.
Artificial intelligence has so far replaced more menial labor, but could it one day soon come for the more analytical positions in the economy like writers and reporters? What will become of journalism?
There’s no escaping its vast power and utility for the human enterprise. Stories, great tales, and songs have all been written about the all-mighty dollar. Here's 10 documentaries that we think you'll enjoy.
Meet LISA, the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna. Yes, it’s giant LIGO, in space, and it’s happening! “Einstein’s gravitational theory, which is said to be the greatest single achievement of theoretical […]
A new study finds that having a single extra chromosome may reduce the chance of cancerous tumors. But like everything, it's a balancing act.
Robin Williams was trapped inside his own rapidly-deteriorating brain, which was being overtaken by what his wife refers to as a "terrorist" — Lewy Body Disease.
It’s not in any form of light, and yet here we are, “seeing” the Universe all the same. “If the imprint is really due to gravitational waves from the big […]
Should George Clooney’s character have floated away? Or do the laws of physics tell a different story? “You’ve got to learn to let go.” –Matt Kowalski, Gravity The movies play […]
Why is gravity so different from the other forces? On the hierarchy problem. “Science enhances the moral value of life, because it furthers a love of truth and reverence — love of […]
From President Camacho to Old Spice and beyond, his muscled comedic brilliance will leave you in stitches! “I call myself the Amusement Park. That’s because I’m funny and scary at […]
*spoilers obviously* Films, books, comics and so on are important topics to look at critically. You use the evidence presented in the medium to see whether the action depicted stands […]
I’ve read nothing more heartwarming recently than the excerpts from young Obama’s love letters in the new Vanity Fair. The glow they exude has nothing to do with romance and […]