Technology has advanced at a blinding pace in the past 150 years. That won’t always happen.
Passing chunks of ice can fertilize ocean waters and play a role in the planet’s carbon cycle.
Since 1957, the world's space agencies have been polluting the space above us with countless pieces of junk, threatening our technological infrastructure and ability to venture deeper into space.
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Using the Book of Mormon as a sacred but ambiguous atlas, the Latter-day Saints have been looking for the lost city of Zarahemla for decades.
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Wealth concentration among elites was common in ancient nations, but the scale on which it took place in Egypt’s 18th Dynasty was unprecedented.
While many imagine terrifying futures run by AI, Rohit Krishnan is quietly identifying real problems and solutions.
The quadratic formula isn't just something that teachers use to torture algebra students. The Babylonians once used it to calculate taxes.
“What am I missing?” is a question that journalist Mónica Guzmán thinks more people should start asking.
By the end of this decade, Seabed 2030 wants to produce accurate maps for the remaining 80 percent of the ocean floor.
Instead of fear, his delusions bring him cheer. His psychiatrist embraces them.
“The Tao of the wise is to work without effort.”
Even with six months' notice, we can't stop an incoming asteroid.
Recent claims put LK-99 as the first room temperature, ambient pressure superconductor ever. Has the game changed, or is it merely hype?
Circle spoofing is an advanced form of GPS manipulation – but nobody knows exactly how, or why.
Time isn't the same for everyone, even on Earth. Flying around the world gave Einstein the ultimate test. No one is immune from relativity.
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Scientists should be cautious when expressing an opinion based on little more than speculation.
The most important events in history have nothing to do with politics or wars.
An astrophysicist proposes new designs for stellar engines that can move a solar system.
The opening lines of Smartmatic's $2.7 billion lawsuit against Fox News lay bare the culture of denial in the US.
Thomas Baldwin's Airopaidia (1786) includes the earliest sketches of the earth from a balloon.