We rightly celebrate Winston Churchill as one of the world's greatest leaders — but for all the wrong reasons.
JWST just found its first transiting exoplanet, and it's 99% the size of Earth. But with no atmosphere seen, perhaps air is truly rare.
Earth is actively broadcasting and actively searching for intelligent civilizations. But could our technology even detect ourselves?
Mass sociogenic illnesses can afflict thousands of people.
Quantum entanglement may remain spooky, but it has a very practical side.
These composers channeled the horror of the Holocaust and Hiroshima while honoring those who lived through it.
The hallucinations that characterize schizophrenia may be due to a "reality threshold" that is lower than it should be.
A new paper explores how noise from human activities pollutes the oceans, and what we can do to fix it.
One of Jetoptera's VTOLs is expected to reach speeds of around 614 mph, about as fast as a commercial jet airliner.
With a bigger, better, and more sensitive detector, the XENON collaboration joins LZ and PANDA-X in constraining WIMP dark matter.
These clocks burn powdered incense along a pre-measured paths, each representing a different amount of time.
Helplessness isn't learned — it's an instinctual response that can be overcome.
Bloodcurdling war cries, shrieking elephants, and whistling arrows all made soldiers flee in terror.
We still don’t know what dark matter is, but at least we now know what it’s not. When it comes to science, we often say that it only takes a single […]
The neutrino is the most ghostly, rarely-interacting particle in all the Standard Model. How well can we truly make "beams" out of them?
Developing an awareness of and an appreciation for science is what we all truly need, not what we've been doing.
The 1,200-year-old "Book of Ingenious Devices" contains designs for futuristic inventions like gas masks, water fountains, and digging machines.
Catastrophes are difficult to predict because they are so rare. But AI using active learning can make predictions from very small data sets.
In a time when we dislike and distrust our politicians, why can't we get more popular leaders like Kim Jong Un and Bashar al-Assad?
The Shirky Principle states that "institutions will try to preserve the problem to which they are the solution."
If future studies prove it to be successful, this technique for the early detection of pancreatic cancer could save thousands of lives.
Noise pollution is terrible for our health, yet we don't discuss it often enough.
Communication among cetaceans, like whales and dolphins, looks especially promising.
Before there were planets, stars, and galaxies, before even neutral atoms or stable protons, there was the Big Bang. How did we prove it?