Historically, periods of mass flourishing are underpinned by technological revolutions. Currently, we are undergoing a technological revolution unlike anything the world has ever seen.
The first supernova ever discovered through its X-rays has an enormously powerful engine at its core. It's unlike anything ever seen.
Previously, only the brightest and most active galaxies could pierce the obscuring wall of cosmic dust. At last, normal galaxies break through.
Until now, researchers believed davemaoite could never be found on Earth's surface.
With a new telescope on the horizon, we reflect on the best pictures of space that came before.
Forget about the terawatt lasers we're making on Earth. This natural one is thousands of times more powerful than the Sun.
Galaxies can die if their star-making stuff is lost. But now it can find its way back.
Now that it's fully commissioned, the James Webb Space Telescope begins its exploration of the Universe. Here are its first science images!
Many animals practice what looks like self-medication. A new report suggests that chimps tend wounds with insects, often treating each other.
An almost 40-year-old theory finally has ‘smoking gun’ evidence for it. During most of their lives, stars burn stably, changing imperceptibly. The rotten egg nebula, at lower right (and shown in […]
We knew we'd find galaxies unlike any seen before in its first deep-field image. But the other images hold secrets even more profound.
Dr. Tyson explains where we might find aliens, why "dark matter" is a misleading term, and why you can blame physics for your favorite team's loss.
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.
There really might be extraterrestrials out there, attempting to make contact. Here's how science, not fiction, is attempting to find them.
Linguistic laws are remarkably versatile and have applications in ecology, microbiology, epidemiology, demographics, and geography.
We've fooled ourselves before with galaxies that look just like this one. The evidence we have simply isn't strong enough.
Steel tires may be better for the planet and could replace rubber.
Is 2022 the year the economy recovers?
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.
People believe that slow and deliberative thinking is inherently superior to fast and intuitive thinking. The truth is more complicated.
As viewed by the MeerKAT telescope, this radio view of the Milky Way blows away every other way we've ever seen our home galaxy.
But the upcoming James Webb Space Telescope compels us to add, “so far.” Beginning with its 1990 launch, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope revolutionized our conception of the Universe. This photo of […]
Hubble, our greatest space-based observatory today, is just the beginning. The Hubble Space Telescope has been astronomy’s most revolutionary observatory in history. The stars and galaxies we see today didn’t […]
We have long thought that Pluto was completely frozen solid, but the discovery of cryovolcanoes challenges that assumption.
A floating platform the size of Rome collapsed off of Antarctica.
It follows a well-worn playbook for North Korea.