The questions about which massive structures to build, and where, are actually very hard to answer. Infrastructure is always about the future: It takes years to construct, and lasts for years beyond that.
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It might seem like science and faith are at war, but the two have a historical synergy that extends back in time for centuries.
NASA was dangerously cavalier about the dangers of the shuttle launches.
Albert Einstein played a mean violin.
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.
Graphical user interfaces are how most of us interact with computers, from iPhones to laptops. But they were once condemned as making students lazy and destroying the art of writing.
Our Sun will continue to grow, becoming a red giant and then a planetary nebula. Here's how large it will get.
Scientists are befuddled by where the shark gets most of its food.
The oldest person in history lived to 122
1859's Carrington event gave us a preview of how catastrophic the Sun could be for humanity. But it could get even worse than we imagined.
Robinson v. California helped to established a rehabilitative ideal: addiction should be dealt with as a therapeutic matter.
There are pros and cons to owning a pet as a marginalized individual.
And either way, is energy or information conserved? When two things in the Universe that “always” occur meet one another, how do you know which one will win? Gravitational waves, […]
For centuries, men prevented women from writing music. These classical composers broke with social norms and made their mark on history.
Your health and the health of the planet are not indistinguishable.
The credibility problem facing the biomedical and public health establishment is, at least in part, a product of its own making.
For the fewer than 50 people with this blood type, finding a blood transfusion could be extremely difficult.
A Carrington-magnitude event would kill millions, and cause trillions of dollars in damage. Sadly, it isn't even the worst-case scenario.
One particular revolution was so important, that at least one historian thinks the 20th century officially began in 1914 and ended in 1991.
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 […]
Austro-Japanese aristocrat Richard von Coudenhove-Kalergi later concentrated on plans for Pan-Europe.
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 […]
Expert opinion is divided on how effective riots can be on causing social change. However, these five examples show they can do something.
Did the Milky Way form by slowly accreting matter or by devouring its neighboring galaxies? At last, we're uncovering our own history.
From high school through the professional ranks, physicists never tire of Newton's second law.
For the past 150+ years, the big ones have all missed us. But at some point, our good luck will run out.
Trump is #45 but Pence is #48 – and other strange consequences of the curious office of vice president.
Watch the plasma slide down the prominence like a roller coaster! Our Sun, despite it’s outward appearance as a perfectly hot sphere, is anything but uniform. When take a closer look […]
Does a person still get to be "the honorable" if they are tossed out for not being honorable?
Clinical trials by Janssen Pharmaceuticals showed troubling results.