After years of analysis, the Event Horizon Telescope team has finally revealed what the Milky Way's central black hole looks like.
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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.
This map of Europe's 20 most populous islands holds a few surprises and unlocks a truckload of trivia.
An unconventional solution to the problem of violence.
What should a black hole look like? Our theoretical predictions are about to meet our first observations. In science, there’s no moment more exciting than when you get to confront […]
The third in a three-part series on the history of research on the origin of life.
It will be the most extreme test of Einstein’s General Relativity ever. And we already have the data. With every year that goes by, the total amount of knowledge that humanity […]
It’s the largest, most massive planet in the Solar System. But what’s the real story behind all the impacts on Jupiter? One of the most terrifying prospects here on Earth is […]
If fair treatment for all is something that’s important to you, here’s how you can help level an uneven playing field. In some ways, it’s true that life isn’t fair for […]
The data has been taken, collected, and analyzed. So where is the first image of an event horizon, already? Across multiple continents, including Antarctica, an array of radio telescopes observe the […]
A team at MIT has discovered that human brains are capable of "seeing" ghost images hidden between groups of patterns captured by single-pixel cameras.
The Internet solves another mystery.
When you look at the history of it, a strange pattern emerges.
Really puts the whole "don't give up until you're dead" thing to shame.
At least 25% of the land that captures carbon is in the hands of indigenous people.
As the saying goes: "A Ronny alone is in bad company"
What do you make of the image above? Day Glow slippers under a black light? Colorful sleeping bags for a trio of Minions? March of the Radioactive Penguins? Of course, it's none of the above.
Two sociologists examine how religious practice impacts African American and Latino marriages.
Our brains can do some pretty weird things to us sometimes. These prove it.
A recent study has found "significant evidence of racial discrimination" in ride-hailing services Uber and Lyft. If you’re black, you may be more likely to find your ride canceled or be subjected to longer wait times.
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Over the past few years, feminism has grown in popularity, and this has led the media to put the spotlight on it to sell magazines, get clicks, and earn likes and shares. The media’s interest is not in spreading the message of feminism, but to sensationalize it by putting celebrities on the spot to see what they will say in response to bait questions.
The death of any given person is just a lack of connectedness to future experiences.
A galaxy cluster that’s been actively devouring matter for hundreds of millions of years blows all the records away. “The world exploded into billions of atoms, and when it rearranged […]
Ariana Miyamoto, the biracial woman recently named Miss Universe Japan, is hoping to persuade her country's citizens into broadening their perception of what is authentically Japanese.
Coming together after a tragedy is equally tribal as causing the tragedy in the first place.
No matter how hard they try, comics never seem to be able to turn the genderist tide. As Jill Lepore points out, “They all look like porn stars.” Why do comics still get women heroes wrong?
Trial by social media has ruled that the accused be reprimanded swiftly in 140 characters, with lazy and possibly sexist swipes, threats and sentences probably worse than the initial Tweet itself.
Nothing says I Love You like exsanguination, whipping, and the sweet nothing whispered in the ear of a mutual pledge not to machete each other to death. Or so an […]
Savita Halappanavar is dead, and she shouldn’t be. That has to be the beginning and end of anything anyone writes about this. Savita was 31 years old, married, four months […]