Yorkicystis lived during the “Cambrian explosion,” 539 million to 485 million years ago – hundreds of million years before the dinosaurs.
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.
Technologically, the answer is definitely no. But that doesn't mean CGI is always used to good effect.
It uses radio waves to pinpoint items, even when they're hidden from view.
The space agency describes the process of landing rovers on Mars as "seven minutes of terror."
Trained dogs can detect cancer and other diseases by smell. Could a device do the same?
A curated list of must-watch films from Big Think readers.
Even though no human has stepped foot on the Moon's surface in 50 years, the evidence of our presence there remains unambiguous.
The findings include signs of flash flooding that carried huge boulders downstream into the lakebed.
Aerial drone footage was sent to an AI trained to track down space rocks.
Our views from the red planet’s surface are more spectacular than ever. Ever since the earliest spaceflight, humanity has reached for Mars. This photo composite shows Meande Ring, a river on […]
Exceptionally high-quality videos allow scientists to formally introduce a remarkable new comb jelly.
Valles Marineris on Mars is 10 times longer and three times deeper than Earth's Grand Canyon.
The few seconds of nuclear explosion opening shots in Godzilla alone required more than 6.5 times the entire budget of the monster movie they ended up in.
Many workers moved home on the promise or hope that they'd be able to keep working remotely at least some of the time after the pandemic ended.
New research sees dogs checking a North-South axis on their way home.
Was ‘Oumuamua a rock or an alien scout? Harvard astronomer talks controversial hypothesis in new book
Ari Loeb, who suggested in 2018 that the mysterious object was an alien craft, is back to discuss the evidence.
Once science operations begin for James Webb, we'll never look at the Universe the same way again. Here's what everyone should know.
The smart toilet can analyze urine and stool samples for disease markers and can even recognize an individual user's "analprint".
Using a laboratory model, scientists get a nice Jovian surprise.
New research reveals that because of an optical illusion, we've been viewing sperm incorrectly for nearly 350 years.
The Mars 2020 rover is set to launch in July of the same year, setting the stage for years and years of science on the Red Planet.
The spacecraft is set to come closer to the star than any other Sun-facing camera before it.
Historically, periods of mass flourishing are underpinned by technological revolutions. Currently, we are undergoing a technological revolution unlike anything the world has ever seen.
If you thought it was just one rich region in space, look deeper and wider. Shining brilliantly in January’s skies is the Great Orion Nebula. By 10 PM every night in […]
For the cosmos, it’s all too easy being green. Stars come in a wide variety of colors, but never green. Stars form in a wide variety of sizes, colors and masses, […]
The rings are raining down onto the planet, and disappearing surprisingly fast. 4.5 billion years ago, our Solar System first formed. Protoplanetary disks, which all solar systems are thought to […]