California’s Bobcat Fire has reached Mount Wilson Observatory’s doorstep. 100 years ago, our understanding of the Universe was very different from what it is today. Einstein’s General Relativity, our theory […]
With sodium-sensitive eyes, we’d see it every new Moon. With no detectable gases, the Moon appears to be atmosphere-free. The Moon as seen from a view above the majority of Earth’s […]
Sometimes breaking a rule is the ethical thing to do.
Humans who've lived through the same events often remember them differently. Could quantum physics be responsible?
Trump is #45 but Pence is #48 – and other strange consequences of the curious office of vice president.
In 1919, Woodrow Wilson attempted to rally the U.S. behind the League of Nations. His failure suggested the way forward.
If the laws of physics are symmetrical as we think they are, then the Big Bang should have created matter and antimatter in the same amount.
Today, we could use Big Data to radically reform democracy. Tomorrow, we could build nanofabricators and usher in an era of abundance. Is society ready?
Have you ever had the experience of giving up on a problem and coming back to it some time later to find its solution suddenly obvious? According to Barbara Oakley, […]
We once thought the Moon was completely airless, but it turns out it has an atmosphere, after all. Even wilder: It has a tail of its own.
Want to delete your social media, but can’t bring yourself to do it? Here are some ways to take that step
Step one, start with a trial separation.
The time to begin exploring VR training is now. Here are the pros, cons, and different ways this technology can be utilized.
The Jewish prophets, Plato, Sun Tzu, and Buddha all lived in a "golden age" of philosophy that laid the foundation of modern thought.
July 4th and New Years Eve are the most dangerous times for a hail of falling bullets from ‘celebratory gunfire.’ “What goes up, must come down,” is an old saying […]
Take a look at the Times Square Totem, the Trafalgar Square Pyramid, and other landmarks that were never built.
And why, even at its faintest, it always outshines every other star and planet. If you’ve been looking to the west after sunset recently, you may have noticed that there’s one […]
The calorie is the basic unit of measure of food — and it might be off.
Science and the humanities have been antagonistic for too long. Many of the big questions of our time require them to work closer than ever.
While Mars is known as a frozen, red planet today, it has all the evidence we could ask for of a watery past, lasting for approximately the first 1.5 billion […]
Trained dogs can detect cancer and other diseases by smell. Could a device do the same?
The mission could launch as soon as the 2030s, the researchers said.
The world is changing, and technology is driving that change. Today, that observation is about as compelling as the insight that water runs downhill. It’s just what technology (and water) […]