Information may not seem like something physical, yet it has become a central concern for physicists. A wonderful new book explores the importance of the "dataome" for the physical, biological, and human worlds.
Professional astronomy images are the gold standard. But this Large Magellanic Cloud composite is the amateur community's best image ever.
The concept of ‘relativistic mass’ has been around almost as long as relativity has. But is it valid? No matter who you are, where you are, or how quickly you’re moving, […]
More than 300 years ago, a Spanish ship laden with unspeakable treasure sank after a battle. Because of greed, the treasure remains on the sea floor.
An article in Journal of Bioethical Inquiry raises questions about the goal of these advocacy groups.
This storm rained electrons, shifted energy from the sun's rays to the magnetosphere, and went unnoticed for a long time.
One home was printed in 28 hours. Now, Alquist 3D is building 200 more.
Our lives have been transformed by the coronavirus pandemic. How can we successfully adapt to the new demands and rules of a society that is sheltering in place? What can […]
How close are we to human teleportation? Successes in quantum teleportation experiments abound.
Thomas Baldwin's Airopaidia (1786) includes the earliest sketches of the earth from a balloon.
Humanoid robots are coming, and Ameca is designed to be the ideal platform to study human-robot interactions.
Is information the fifth form of matter?
How to deal with "epistemic exhaustion."
A tourist generally has an eye for the things that have become almost invisible to the resident.
There is a lot of truth in the ancient wisdom found in almost all religions. Love really is the answer to most problems.
A variety of structures exist to both treat employees with more respect and increase productivity.
Malignant discrimination remains a problem in society, but it’s one we’ve improved upon compared to its historic highs—or, rather, lows. Interracial marriage, to pick one example of progress, used to […]
This century alone has already had a couple of Onesdays (1/11/11 and 11/11/11).
Move over, IC 1101. You may be impressively large, but you never stood a chance against the largest known galaxy: Alcyoneus.
Waun Maun was an ancient Welsh stone circle that had an awful lot in common with Stonehenge.
Identity politics has become a highly contentious element within modern political discourse. Those who support this approach believe it bolsters the presence and power of those who would otherwise be […]
Privateers pillaged British merchant ships in the name of liberty — and profit.
Hubble, our greatest space-based observatory today, is just the beginning. The Hubble Space Telescope has been astronomy’s most revolutionary observatory in history. The stars and galaxies we see today didn’t […]
Once numbering just 27 birds, the global population of California condors is now in the hundreds.
A cartogram makes it easy to compare regional and national GDPs at a glance.
After China stopped accepting recylables, California was put in a tough place.