Please stop calling our Sun an "average star." It is philosophically dubious and astronomically incorrect.
An icy space rock flattened an ancient city and everyone in it, perhaps inspiring the Biblical story of Sodom
Shocked city dwellers who stared at it were blinded instantly, then the entire city caught fire.
There have been some 6,000 Great Lakes shipwrecks, which have claimed an estimated 30,000 lives. These maps show some of 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 […]
For the very first time, an AR contact lens was worn on the eye of a human subject. And it has about 30 times the pixel density of an iPhone.
Move over, IC 1101. You may be impressively large, but you never stood a chance against the largest known galaxy: Alcyoneus.
This digital otoscope features a tiny camera and LED lights to help you remove stubborn wax more efficiently.
The non-contact technique could someday be used to lift much heavier objects — maybe even humans.
The universe is filled with unlikely events, but is also full of ways to fool ourselves.
Researchers design microdevices that can gradually deliver medicine by latching on to intestines.
The new treatment targets the underlying genetic cause of the disease.
In 200 years, the mortality rate for children under the age of five (per 1,000 live births) has dropped from 40% to 3.7%.
This everyday electrical phenomenon had no widely accepted scientific explanation — perhaps, until now.
Asteroid Bennu is still far more likely to fly right by us than to make impact.
A 19th-century surveying mistake kept lumberjacks away from what is now Minnesota's largest patch of old-growth trees.
Next year is the perfect time to have better conversations!
From wearable electronics to microscopic sensors to telemedicine, new advances like graphene and supercapacitors are bringing "impossible" electronics to life.
Media provocateurs and conspiracy theorists insist that they're "just asking questions." No, they aren’t.
The Kazungula Bridge connects Zambia and Botswana, barely missing Namibia and Zimbabwe.
With advanced laser technology and an appropriate sail, we could accelerate objects to ~20% the speed of light. But would they survive?
A levitating vehicle might someday explore the moon, asteroids, and other airless planetary surfaces.
Being mortal makes life so much sweeter.
Roughly the size of a thumbnail, this newly discovered toadlet has some anatomical surprises.