In all of science, no figures have changed the world more than Einstein and Newton. Will anyone ever be as revolutionary again?
The Kazungula Bridge connects Zambia and Botswana, barely missing Namibia and Zimbabwe.
The most momentous and significant events in our lives are the ones we do not see coming. Life is defined by the unforeseen.
Every observation out into deep space is also a look back in time. Whenever you observe an object, you aren’t viewing it in its present state. When one of Jupiter’s moons […]
There are over 100 known elements in the periodic table. These 8 ways of making them account for every one.
Mass determines a star’s fate… except when it doesn’t. Supernova events are common, visually spectacular astronomical cataclysms. In 1987, a supernova just ~168,000 light-years away was observed in the Large Magellanic […]
From "shell shock" to "combat fatigue," the wars of the past century have violently illuminated the power trauma can wield over the mind and body.
In 1966, Disney announced his intention to build Epcot, an acronym for “Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow.”
Humans are more likely to have "first contact" with an advanced alien civilization, according to a recent NASA-funded paper.
The pandemic has many people questioning whether they ever want to go back to the office.
If you thought it was just one rich region in space, look deeper and wider. Shining brilliantly in January’s skies is the Great Orion Nebula. By 10 PM every night in […]
Scientists should be cautious when expressing an opinion based on little more than speculation.
Most of us will never run a 4 minute mile. But on a bicycle, almost anyone can do it. As human beings, we often take for granted how our bodies work. […]
An intriguing theory explains animals' magnetic sense.
50% of stars are in Sun-like ‘singlet’ systems. The planetary nebulae we see just don’t line up. Around 7 billion years from now, our Sun’s life will end. As the Sun […]
From understanding human aggression to epigenetics, Stanford University offers all 25 lessons of this fascinating course for free on YouTube.
From the right place at the right time, it’s a sight unlike any you’ll find on Earth. In our Solar System, any planet with moons has a chance for a solar […]
Despite fact check campaigns, anti-vaccination influence is growing.
Robert Whitaker discusses the long-term impact of prescription medication.
A new Harvard study finds that the language you use affects patient outcome.