A once-impossible new technique creates fusion energy with powerful lasers and without radioactive fuel.
Are déjà vu and the Mandela Effect related? A theory by physicist Michio Kaku may help explain.
80% of solar radiation is absorbed by the atmosphere. This team has found a way to tap into the rest.
Scotland and Canada also announced they’re getting off of coal completely.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is not nearly as smart as we want it to be. Because we are not nearly as smart as we want to be.
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Researchers succeed in an 80-year-old quest to find the elusive "angel particle".
History will remember Stephen Hawking for his many contributions to cosmology and astrophysics, but his beliefs about the future could soon prove just as important.
A number of US jurisdictions are starting to keep animal abuser registries, sparking a debate.
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Spontaneous talk on surprise topics. Philosopher of mind Peter Godfrey-Smith on octopus consciousness, free will, and an extinct sea-worm he'd like to resurrect.
The iconic physicist warns that we’d better find another planet in the next 100 years, or humanity is screwed.
Michio Kaku tells the story of one super-scary mistake in physics and reminds us how hard it is to get science right.
Your bones would "explode."
If it proves true, it could heal the rift between quantum mechanics and the theory of relativity.
Michio Kaku suggests that we lack to evolutionary pressure these days to keep evolving in any significant way.
Professor Michio Kaku delivers a glimpse of where science will take us in the next hundred years, as warp drives, teleportation, and time travel converge with our scientific understanding.
It seems inevitable that there will be a Mars colony, but the path there won't be easy. There are two key challenges ahead that will push innovation.
Libertarian transhumanist Zoltan Istvan is running for Governor of California in 2018 and, among other things, he wants to conquer aging and death for all!
What if we could find one single equation that explains every force in the universe? Professor Michio Kaku explores how physics could potentially shrink the science of the big bang into an equation as small as E=mc².
SETI researchers have found a major radio telescope signal and are trying to nail down where it’s from.
Michio Kaku reminds us that with wonderful new technologies come not-so-wonderful unexpected uses for them.
Google’s DeepMind and the Future of Humanity Institute are trying to find a way for human operators to stay in control if artificial intelligence starts acting out.
Any normal person with a smartphone would take a picture of an aurora and post it on social media, which is what led Elizabeth MacDonald and Nathan Case to found the Aurorasaurus website. Since scientists can't be everywhere at all times to spot these auroras, they rely on social media to do it for them.