The James Webb Space Telescope viewed Neptune, our Solar System's final planet, for the first time. Here's what we saw, and what it means.
Solving difficult visual puzzles seems to help the brain "rewire" itself by forming new neural pathways.
An X-ray offers a glimpse into the painter’s early years.
Professional astronomy images are the gold standard. But this Large Magellanic Cloud composite is the amateur community's best image ever.
The 1,200-year-old "Book of Ingenious Devices" contains designs for futuristic inventions like gas masks, water fountains, and digging machines.
It's rare that one single image packs so much beauty and science simultaneously. This Hubble view of a nearby star-forming region has both.
The photometric filters for the Vera Rubin Observatory are complete and showcase why they are indispensable for astronomy.
Like sneaking veggies into dessert, these board games teach STEM, strategy, and executive functions through the joys of play.
The richness and variety of America’s food landscape, in a buffet of maps.
We knew we'd find galaxies unlike any seen before in its first deep-field image. But the other images hold secrets even more profound.
Meaningful pictures are assembled from meaningless noise.
The natural wonders of Mauritius include the spectacular sight of an underwater waterfall. Here's the science of how it works.
Once at the pinnacle of Amsterdam’s art scene, Rembrandt van Rijn eventually found himself outcompeted by his own students.
Your brain may notice fearful faces, even if you don't consciously realize it.
Much like computing technology, the Great Red Spot has been getting smaller and faster over the last few years.
In paint form, the world's "whitest white" reflects so much light that surfaces become cooler than the surrounding air.
We've only seen Uranus up close once: from Voyager 2, back in 1986. The next time we do it, its features will look entirely different.
A machine learning system lets visitors at a Kandinsky exhibition hear the artwork.
In the West, discussions of 20th-century painting are dominated by Warhol and Picasso, but trendsetting artists are found everywhere.
Lab experiments showed Caribbean box jellyfish are quick studies of their environment.
Frank Slater’s book "Practical Portrait Painting" reveals the secrets of masters old and new, from Leonardo da Vinci to Augustus John.
Did the Milky Way form by slowly accreting matter or by devouring its neighboring galaxies? At last, we're uncovering our own history.
A strange philosophical thought experiment forces us to ask if the world can be completely described in physical terms.