The engineer working on Google's AI, called LaMDA, suffers from what we could call Michelangelo Syndrome. Scientists must beware hubris.
NASA will use energy from Earth's gravity to launch the Lucy spacecraft in October of this year.
From wearable electronics to microscopic sensors to telemedicine, new advances like graphene and supercapacitors are bringing "impossible" electronics to life.
Humans are already so integrated with technology that the dream of transhumanism is a reality. Can we handle what comes next?
With its very first deep-field view of the Universe now released, the James Webb Space Telescope has shown us our cosmos as never before.
If there are human-sized creatures walking around on other planets, would we be able to view them directly?
The simulation gave researchers some of the first concrete data linking climate change to human evolution and speciation.
The story of dog domestication is one of converting the wild wolf into man's nicer, smarter, best friend. It might be all wrong.
The strangest thing about trying to predict the future is that our only clues lie in the past.
The Hubble Space Telescope, 32 years after its launch, broke the all-time record for most distant star. It won't do better.
Our galaxy not only isn’t stationary, but different parts are accelerating at different rates. When we think about the Universe as a whole, the accelerations that objects experience from our […]
Shame is a powerful tool that must be used with care.
Despite all that we've learned about the Universe, there remain unanswered, and possibly unanswerable, questions. Could "God" be the answer?
From Amazon to the US Army, everybody wants one (or 150).
Dunbar's number is a popular estimate for the maximum size of social groups. But new research suggests that it's a fictitious number based on flimsy data and bad theory.
Engineers borrowed the maple tree's "helicopter" to design tiny, flying microchips, which perform various tasks while in whirling free fall.
She was walking down the forest path with a roll of white cloth in her hands. It was trailing behind her like a long veil. It was sweeping needles, leaves […]
There are pros and cons to sending interstellar messages to aliens that may or may not exist.
If dark matter exists in a large halo in our galaxy, made up of particles, then it's passing through us constantly. But how much?
The fictitious 31st-century world portrayed by the series is actually quite a bit like our own in the 21st century.
Known as primordial black holes, they could thoroughly change our Universe's history. But the evidence is strongly against them.
Harmony and moderation make for a happier life.
The Standard Model may or may not be in trouble, but particle physics definitely needs saving. Here's what the new LHC can do.
We only detected our very first gravitational wave in 2015. Over the next two decades, we'll have thousands more.
There's a fatal prion infection killing deer and elk across North America.
Can a war be won from the air? A group of renegade pilots in the 1930s thought so.
The photometric filters for the Vera Rubin Observatory are complete and showcase why they are indispensable for astronomy.