A common weed uses uncommon types of photosynthesis.
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Our society mostly emphasizes developing logical, procedural thinking skills, but this isn't the only way to come up with great ideas.
Light carries with it the secrets of reality in ways we cannot completely understand.
Terrified of blushing? You might have erythrophobia.
Is history decided by discernible laws or does it unfold based on random, unpredictable occurrences?
The photometric filters for the Vera Rubin Observatory are complete and showcase why they are indispensable for astronomy.
Presidential gravesites are spread out “democratically” — but this is more by accident than design.
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 […]
It’s the early 20th century, and you are the captain of a ship. A barquentine specifically—three masts and a coal-burning steam engine in her belly. She’s a sturdy and capable […]
Have any of the stars we can see burned themselves out completely? When we look out across the Universe, we’re also peering back in time. In the early 21st-century, we’ve […]
By transplanting Operation Barbarossa on a map of the US, it showed the devastating effects of the Nazi invasion
The study identified superhabitable planets outside of our solar system.
For the cosmos, it’s all too easy being green. Stars come in a wide variety of colors, but never green. Stars form in a wide variety of sizes, colors and masses, […]
What is human dignity? Here's a primer, told through 200 years of great essays, lectures, and novels.
From Brahms to Tchaikovsky, here's a curated list of composers whose music has shaped the classical canon.
We’ve never found eight stars bound together in the same stable system. But nature might make it so. The Universe that we have is often more wondrous and bizarre than even […]
A review of Matthew Engelke's How to Think Like an Anthropologist.
It’s 13.8 billion years old, with an uncertainty of just 1%. Here’s how. How old is the Universe? For generations, people argued over whether the Universe had always existed, whether it […]
The Universe’s idea of a ‘typical star’ has changed dramatically over time. When you look out at the Universe today, you’re not seeing it exactly as it is at one particular […]
From the mid-19th century, fossils were used as evidence for continental drift – but mainstream scientists didn't buy it until the 1950s.
No matter how accurately you place two Plinko chips, you cannot count on the same outcome twice. Of all the pricing games on the iconic television show The Price Is Right, […]
The small step that one man took would never have happened without this narrow escape. On July 20, 1969, history was made as humanity set foot on the Moon for the […]
Trump is #45 but Pence is #48 – and other strange consequences of the curious office of vice president.
Like it or not, agreements made between hackers in Germany, Prague, and elsewhere could reconfigure the economy... and a frightening new world.
These great thinkers remind us that taking an unpopular, bold stance might not be madness.
A measles comeback is not the sort of return our children deserve.
The massive number of casualties and injuries created during these battles necessitated some quick, creative ideas... some of which we still have today.
Germany has long harbored varying degrees of anti-Americanism, but a new survey suggests those sentiments have grown particularly strong.
More overweight people are no longer trying to lose weight and the health implications are not good.