Saturn's Iapetus, discovered way back in 1671, has three bizarre features that science still can't fully explain.
The world's most isolated inhabited island also has some of the world's strangest toponyms.
Scientists look to erupted sea glass — lava that erupted in the ocean and was instantly chilled by the surrounding water — to take Earth's temperature.
With around 5,000 summertime residents, increased tourism, and a warming planet, it is becoming difficult to protect Antarctica from invasion.
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A new paper combines two concepts from the edges of astrophysics: Dyson Spheres and black holes. A Type III civilization could combine them.
Every December, the Geminid meteor shower reaches its peak. Its 2021 show will be spectacular, but only if you do it right.
One day, this powerful tool could be in millions of smartphones.
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Don’t wait until Christmas to gift a telescope this year. All throughout the year, two bright lights have stood out in the post-sunset skies. Earlier this year, on March 31, 2020, […]
The revolution is already happening.
Business leaders know they must prepare for technological upheavals in the years ahead. But keeping up-to-date on new technologies—to say nothing of understanding their complexities and forecasting those shifts—is an […]
From exoplanets to supermassive black holes to the first stars and galaxies, Webb will show us the Universe as we've never seen it before.
The largest moon in our Solar System, often overlooked, is a water-rich world. Does that mean life? Here on Earth, life took hold very early on in our planet’s history, and […]
As patients approached death, many had dreams and visions of deceased loved ones.
After a wait of 397 years in orbit, we’re finally getting a truly ‘Great’ Conjunction. Recently, December 21, 2020, Jupiter and Saturn finally met. Looking towards the southwest skies from […]
Learn how to practice "self-indifference."
The definitive answer requires better, unbiased data. Despite all the advances that have occurred in human history, one extraordinary puzzle still remains right in our own backyard: we aren’t sure how […]
The Silicon Valley titan has promised scholarships for its tech-focused certificate courses alongside $10 million in job training grants.
A Mars Space Flight team member warns that people need to be prepared for what's coming.
Drop sodium in water, and a violent, even explosive reaction will occur. But quantum physics is needed to explain why.