A physicist creates an AI algorithm that predicts natural events and may prove the simulation hypothesis.
A newly discovered “ultrahot Jupiter” has the shortest orbit of any known gas giant.
The ranking is encouragingly diverse, with the top 10 featuring representation from five regions.
If you want flexibility, transparency, and decent health policies, it seems like working in tech pays off.
For some reason, the bodies of deceased monks stay "fresh" for a long time.
Circle spoofing is an advanced form of GPS manipulation – but nobody knows exactly how, or why.
In the latest edition of the Starts With A Bang podcast, we talk with soon-to-be Dr. Arianna Long about galaxies, from birth to today.
Time for a status check before watching "Moon Knight."
Galactic archaeology has uncovered a spectacular find: the Milky Way already existed more than 13 billion years ago.
While there is more to North Korean cinema than meets the eye, the country’s film industry ultimately amounts to little more than a mouthpiece for the ruling Kim dynasty.
The James Webb Space Telescope finally could answer the age-old question of whether we are alone in the universe.
How two seemingly distinct exoplanet systems turned out to be related. Practically every star in the Milky Way has a similar origin story. At some point in the past, a molecular […]
This short story is a fictional account of two very real people — Anaximander and Anaximenes, two ancient Greeks who tried to make sense of the universe.
The light from Earendel took 12.9 billion years to reach Hubble. The star is millions of times brighter than our Sun and 50 times as massive.
Spirals, ellipticals, and irregulars are all more common than ring galaxies. At last, we know how these ultra-rare objects are made.
The mediocrity principle is often used to make claims about the abundance of life across the universe, but these claims are likely unfounded.
Even at its faintest, Venus always outshines every other star and planet that's visible from Earth, and then some!
Even a small merger can trigger so much more than we realize. Practically every galaxy in the Universe has a supermassive black hole at their core. Ranging from millions to many […]
When stars form, they emit energetic radiation that boils gas away. But it can't stop gravitational collapse from making even newer stars.
Think there are habitable super-Earths out there? Think again. Here in our Solar System, we have two very distinct types of planets: small, terrestrial, rocky worlds, with thin (or no) atmospheres […]
Such massive, early supermassive black holes have puzzled astronomers for decades. At last, we've finally figured out how they form.
The James Webb Space Telescope could help scientists learn about the cosmic dark ages and how they ended.
The boiling new world, which zips around its star at ultraclose range, is among the lightest exoplanets found to date.
Why you’ve probably never heard of Computer Space, which launched the video game industry 50 years ago
Computer Space lacked a critical ingredient that the other games possessed: gravity.
One theory for catatonia is that it is similar to an animal's “death feint.”