It started with a 22-year-old woman, named in papers only as Mrs McK.
The same (former) NASA engineer who previously claimed to violate Newton's laws is now claiming to have made a warp bubble. He didn't.
If you think you know how an astronomical nova works, buckle up. You're in for a ride like you never expected.
The universe is filled with unlikely events, but is also full of ways to fool ourselves.
Time isn't the same for everyone, even on Earth. Flying around the world gave Einstein the ultimate test. No one is immune from relativity.
How can we learn from the lessons of the past and build a better future?
Have any of the stars we can see burned themselves out completely? When we look out across the Universe, we’re also peering back in time. In the early 21st-century, we’ve […]
"Sea of Shadows" is a documentary you can't afford to miss.
Not nearly well enough. And we should all be concerned. In 1859, the science of solar physics truly began with the largest eruption in recorded history: the Carrington event. Prior […]
Some of them may have formed just 200 million years after the Big Bang. When we look out at the Universe, we’re not seeing objects as they are today, but rather […]
Galactic archaeology has uncovered a spectacular find: the Milky Way already existed more than 13 billion years ago.
The strangest thing about trying to predict the future is that our only clues lie in the past.
A curated list of must-watch films from Big Think readers.
The university model needs to evolve.
The Portal promises to be a deep dive into the possible.
Without a little help from Einstein, we couldn’t have made this discovery. NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, currently celebrating its 30th anniversary, still churns out novel discoveries. The Hubble eXtreme Deep […]
Science can teach us so much about our planet, but something more must compel us to take care of it. If you want to understand our planet, the best way to […]
And could Earth-based life provide the seeds for biology elsewhere? Today, on Earth, there’s an enormous variety and diversity of life on our planet. Every single surviving lifeform appears, in […]
These powerful habits from six powerful people are worth taking to heart.