A puzzling — and huge — break in the geological record finally might be explained.
Brain-based technologies of spiritual enhancement can induce mystical experiences in many people on demand. What does this mean for spirituality today?
Just don't expect the apocalypse to look like it does in the movies.
He's also credited by some as having coined the phrase "user-friendly."
Move over, IC 1101. You may be impressively large, but you never stood a chance against the largest known galaxy: Alcyoneus.
The European currency features buildings that didn't exist, until Spijkenisse made them in concrete
Already 14 billion miles from the Sun, Voyager 1 is speeding away at 38,000 mph.
In an excerpt from her recent book, the behavior geneticist Kathryn Paige Harden carefully explores a topic that's often considered taboo: how genetics affect life outcomes.
The Roman Space Telescope will study the expansion of the universe and search for distant planets.
Can we stop mass shootings? The first step is collecting data, and these authors have done just that.
The key? A computational flattening algorithm.
The National Institutes of Health hopes synthetic biology can engineer vaccines that outperform nature.
Despite being the closest planet to the Sun, Mercury "only" reaches 800 °F at its hottest. Venus is always hotter, even at night.
Fighting boredom with banjos and Russian grammar: Tips from polar explorers for surviving months of isolation
How did the Antarctic explorers survive tedium in the early 1900s?
An open letter predicts that a massive wall of rock is about to plunge into Barry Arm Fjord in Alaska.
Stone stackers enjoy the practice as a peaceful challenge, but scientists warn that moving small stones has mountainous consequences.
In February of 2013, a meteor struck the Russian city of Chelyabinsk, making it the largest and most energetic strike of planet Earth to have occurred (as far as we […]
With advanced laser technology and an appropriate sail, we could accelerate objects to ~20% the speed of light. But would they survive?
It peaks the nights of August 11–13, but it’s no longer the year’s most reliable meteor shower. Every year, beginning in mid-July, planet Earth commences passing through an enormous debris […]
When the supernova occurs, a whole slew of signals will arrive at once. But there’s one hint that could successfully warn us in advance. As Betelgeuse continues to vary in brightness […]
The newest record-setting quasar houses an enormous black hole. No one knows how. In every scientific field, we’re always on the lookout for whatever new discovery might reveal what’s currently beyond […]
It’s one thing to find a galaxy that “shouldn’t exist.” It’s quite another to learn why it does. Above a certain size, spiral galaxies shouldn’t exist. A single major merger — where two […]
From the distant Universe, light has traveled for some 10.7 billion years from distant galaxy MACSJ2129–1, lensed, distorted and magnified by the foreground clusters imaged here. The most distant galaxies […]
The 2020 presidential candidate said companies like Amazon should "pay their fair share" as automation begins to displace human workers.
A black hole’s event horizon is thought of as the point of no return. But perhaps there are ways back out, after all. Black holes just might be the most extreme […]