Just like with AI, people worried about job security and the spread of disinformation. Machines were destroyed and book merchants were chased out of town.
The Big Bang is commonly misunderstood, warping our understanding about the Universe's size and shape.
Before we formed stars, atoms, elements, or even got rid of our antimatter, the Big Bang made neutrinos. And we finally found them.
The second law of thermodynamics tells us that entropy always increases. But that doesn't mean it was zero at the start of the Big Bang.
One reason saving is hard: We tend to view our "future selves" as complete strangers, and our decisions in the present moment reflect that.
Many still consider hypnosis more of a cheap magician’s trick than legitimate clinical medicine.
The strangest thing about trying to predict the future is that our only clues lie in the past.
The Big Bang theory is not threatened, but astrophysicists have some explaining to do.
The miniaturization of particle accelerators could disrupt medical science.
From the laying out of the body plan to the organization and functioning of our nervous system, cells rule gene expression and make us who and what we are.
The global extent of the Revolutionary War surprises many Americans today — but it was crucial to independence.
Since 2012, the amount of time that teenagers spend socializing in person has plummeted. Is it a coincidence that depression is more common?
It might seem petty and shallow to get upset over a bad gift, but there's often a deeper reason behind the feeling.
In ancient Rome, collective bathing was the norm. In the West today, it’s the exception — and that’s too bad.
Einstein always loses in the quantum realm.
Simple physics makes hauling vast ice chunks thousands of miles fiendishly difficult — but not impossible.
That scary swirling void from which nothing can escape is our perfect universal translation tool.
Some 13.8 billion years ago, the Universe became hot, dense, and filled with high-energy quanta all at once. Here's what it was like.
When leaders connect enterprise ambition with the driving spirit of activism, everyone wins.
Jules Verne wrote about gasoline-powered vehicles, weapons of mass destruction, and global warming more than a century ago.
13.8 billion years ago, the hot Big Bang gave rise to the Universe we know. Here's why the reverse, a Big Crunch, isn't how it will end.
Today’s scary clowns are not a divergence from tradition, but a return to it.