The big-picture physics is simple – let gravity do its job.
Fossilized footprints found at an excavation site in southwest New Mexico prove humans colonized the continent much earlier than previously thought.
The largest moon in our Solar System, often overlooked, is a water-rich world. Does that mean life? Here on Earth, life took hold very early on in our planet’s history, and […]
For decades people have arranged to freeze their bodies after death, dreaming of resurrection by advanced future medicine. Many met a fate far grislier than death.
It's on a 100,000-year timescale, though, so the next few centuries might not be so comfortable.
EV charging stations are the most widespread alternative to gas and diesel pumps. Each alternative has its own hotspots and "deserts."
Based on data since 2000 alone, global warming is still occurring at a whopping 7-sigma significance. How hot will planet Earth get?
According to Peter Ward's "Medea hypothesis," photosynthesizing organisms regularly doom most life on Earth by over-consuming carbon dioxide.
Technology goes in directions we can never predict — so we must be prepared to limit the spread of unintended consequences.
A new study analyzed Martian glaciers to discover that the planet had numerous ice ages.
Researchers have discovered 830-million-year-old microbes living inside a salt rock on Earth. Could the same occur on Mars?
We don't know what causes Miyake events, but these great surges of energy can help us understand the past — while posing a threat to our future.
Ancient organic chemistry.
We rightly celebrate Winston Churchill as one of the world's greatest leaders — but for all the wrong reasons.
"A modern five-day forecast is as accurate as a one-day forecast in 1980."
Video cameras on city streets are only the most visible way your movements can be tracked.
The organisms were anchored to a boulder 900 meters beneath the ice, living a cold, dark existence miles away from the open ocean.
Meet the world's largest landowners.
The sapient paradox: With brains like ours, why did prehistoric humans wait millennia to start civilization?
One hypothesis: "gossip traps."
Saturn's Iapetus, discovered way back in 1671, has three bizarre features that science still can't fully explain.
We have a morbid curiosity about nautical disaster stories. The Irish "Wreck Viewer" offers a window into centuries of marine misfortune.
The space telescope's findings challenge the notion of a galaxy brimming with life.
The eastern inner core located beneath Indonesia's Banda Sea is growing faster than the western side beneath Brazil.
Ingenuity is remarkable. But these 5 exploration ideas are revolutionary. Telescopes are our initial tools for revealing and studying foreign worlds. Hubble images of Mars, particularly around the regions with […]
Two aspects of memory – fast updating and long lasting – are typically considered incompatible, yet the insects combined them.