The oddest star known in the galaxy is dimming again, and this time it might give up some of its secrets! “As far as I can tell, every telescope that can […]
If even black holes won’t last forever, what will happen when the last one goes? “My discovery that black holes emit radiation raised serious problems of consistency with the rest of […]
Our future as humans might be great. Or non-existent. Is our government, or Silicon Valley, prepared to handle the consequences of advancing AI?
A new study suggests that sensitivity to the emotion of disgust affects one's attitudes on immigration.
Want humans to go to the Moon or Mars? Then let’s stop wasting time and resources and go do it! “We had this whole big beautiful place for discovery, and all […]
Are Americans finally embracing a better work-life balance? New Research by Project: Time Off indicates that Americans used more paid vacation days in 2016. On the downside, Americans still feel guilty about taking time off and often forfeit their vacation days. Men are also more likely than women to use their time.
Scientists are going into old science books to see if there's anything they've overlooked or can improve upon.
Marcus du Sautoy says that all of the greatest discoveries are behind us. Others are not so sure.
The aptly named ‘Fireworks galaxy’ just had its tenth supernova in the past century, setting a record. Learn how to see it! “When a massive star explodes at the end of […]
"Space-time is not as static as it appears, it's constantly moving," one researcher said.
A new study by planetary scientists proposes a giant new space object which could have formed the Earth and the moon.
If every infinite outcome were equally likely, we’d never come to be. “Logic takes care of itself; all we have to do is to look and see how it does it.” –Ludwig […]
Two addiction specialists believe we need to reframe the conversation around psychedelics.
The Cassini-Huygens telescope has spent the better part of the last two decades finding out more about our galaxy than we could possibly dream of. Here's 14 of the coolest things it has found out.
Studying philosophy has had a major impact on the power players of Silicon Valley.
Past or present, if there’s ever been any life at all, it changes everything. “They say once you grow crops somewhere, you have officially ‘colonized’ it. So technically, I colonized […]
How do you even study thinking from that long ago?
Your bones would "explode."
Clashes between "antifa" on the far left and the alt-right have intensified.
A commonly prescribed anti-anxiety medication may have killed the Soundgarden frontman Chris Cornell.
Dark energy may be real and the Universe may be accelerating, but does that mean a Big Freeze is inevitable? “It’s everywhere, really. It’s between the galaxies. It is in […]
Sam Harris talks with David Deutsch about how modern people are already living like astronauts.