A Cambridge Ph.D. student has solved a grammatical problem that has befuddled Sanskrit scholars since the 5th century BC.
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The Centennial State is technically a hexahectaenneacontakaiheptagon.
Somewhere out there in the Universe is the heaviest neutron star, and elsewhere lies the lightest black hole. Where's the line between them?
JWST's revolutionary views arrive in high-resolution at infrared wavelengths. Without NASA's Spitzer first, it wouldn't have been possible.
Infrared, visible, and ultraviolet combine to show us Jupiter’s features as never before. The largest planet in our Solar System, Jupiter, is our own ‘failed star.’ The best evidence-based classification scheme […]
Arguments don’t have to be about winning or losing; they can help us build trust despite disagreeing.
From wearable electronics to microscopic sensors to telemedicine, new advances like graphene and supercapacitors are bringing "impossible" electronics to life.
One single plot of data embodies the most profound thing we know about the stars.
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“It doesn’t erase what happened to you. It just changes the impact it has on your life.”
Awe makes us feel smaller but also more connected to life and each other.
The photometric filters for the Vera Rubin Observatory are complete and showcase why they are indispensable for astronomy.
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Move over, IC 1101. You may be impressively large, but you never stood a chance against the largest known galaxy: Alcyoneus.
Why can’t more rainwater be collected for the long, dry spring and summer when it’s needed?
Safety through technology is no bad thing—Nietzsche himself sought doctors and medicines throughout his life—but it can become pathological.
When justice isn’t tempered by something such as mercy, forgiveness, or nonviolence, efforts to make society more equitable often backfire.
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Scientists from John Hopkins find a material for quantum computing.
Late-night shows, developed during the "golden age" of TV, are no longer as relevant in the age of streaming services and Donald Trump.
The way to understand the earliest moments of creation is to recreate those conditions and study them. Why would we stop now?
Long before tobacco arrived from the Americas, ancient civilizations in the Old World were getting high off hemp smoke and opium.
Just a small gesture or a thoughtful comment can often alter a situation, or people’s perceptions of it, in ways that relieve tensions and make them feel appreciated and included.
The stars circle each other every 51 minutes, confirming a decades-old prediction.
Talking to yourself seems to yield real benefits, from boosts in cognitive performance to improved emotional regulation.
They are expected to be cheaper to build and even more reliable than today’s nuclear plants.
The Standard Model may or may not be in trouble, but particle physics definitely needs saving. Here's what the new LHC can do.
Astronomers find a third type of supernova and explain a mystery from 1054 AD.
Forgetting and misremembering are the building blocks of creativity and imagination.
To understand Vincent van Gogh, we must first debunk the myth of the tortured artist. Van Gogh believed his illness inhibited his creativity.