A Cambridge Ph.D. student has solved a grammatical problem that has befuddled Sanskrit scholars since the 5th century BC.
Somewhere out there in the Universe is the heaviest neutron star, and elsewhere lies the lightest black hole. Where's the line between them?
Infrared, visible, and ultraviolet combine to show us Jupiter’s features as never before. The largest planet in our Solar System, Jupiter, is our own ‘failed star.’ The best evidence-based classification scheme […]
Arguments don’t have to be about winning or losing; they can help us build trust despite disagreeing.
Why does the DMT experience feel so familiar to some people — even those who are trying the psychedelic for the first time?
“It doesn’t erase what happened to you. It just changes the impact it has on your life.”
From wearable electronics to microscopic sensors to telemedicine, new advances like graphene and supercapacitors are bringing "impossible" electronics to life.
Why can’t more rainwater be collected for the long, dry spring and summer when it’s needed?
It could evolve, strengthen, decay, or not be alone. Our known Universe contains matter, radiation, and dark energy. While matter (both normal and dark) and radiation become less dense as […]
One single plot of data embodies the most profound thing we know about the stars.
Awe makes us feel smaller but also more connected to life and each other.
The photometric filters for the Vera Rubin Observatory are complete and showcase why they are indispensable for astronomy.
Safety through technology is no bad thing—Nietzsche himself sought doctors and medicines throughout his life—but it can become pathological.
Or you might just be a Leo.
Ice harvesters once made a living from frozen lakes and ponds, but the work was strenuous and dangerous. Then refrigeration changed everything.
Move over, IC 1101. You may be impressively large, but you never stood a chance against the largest known galaxy: Alcyoneus.
When justice isn’t tempered by something such as mercy, forgiveness, or nonviolence, efforts to make society more equitable often backfire.
We've been somewhat lucky in the past...
Just a small gesture or a thoughtful comment can often alter a situation, or people’s perceptions of it, in ways that relieve tensions and make them feel appreciated and included.
The stars circle each other every 51 minutes, confirming a decades-old prediction.
The way to understand the earliest moments of creation is to recreate those conditions and study them. Why would we stop now?
Long before tobacco arrived from the Americas, ancient civilizations in the Old World were getting high off hemp smoke and opium.