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"You develop an instant global consciousness, a people orientation, an intense dissatisfaction with the state of the world, and a compulsion to do something about it."
The surface of asteroid Bennu is more like a plastic ball pit than the Moon.
"The surface is no longer a record of every impact the moon has ever had, because at some point, impacts were erasing previous impacts."
Quantum communication offers a surer path to sending an interstellar message, as well as receiving one. But can we do it?
The costs of such an endeavor would be extremely high, while the potential payoffs would be uncertain.
The length of a day oscillates slightly every six years. This was a surprising discovery made last decade. We might now know why.
Scientists have found three new examples of a very exotic form of matter made of quarks. They can yield insights into the early Universe.
The psychology of alien contact largely revolves around the concept of "otherness." We need to learn to be comfortable around strange things.
Some ozone experts seriously doubt the findings.
A marine scientist explains the threat of the Loop Current, a 800-pound gorilla of Gulf hurricane risks.
On Earth, carbon can form millions of compounds, while silicon is largely stuck inside rocks. But elsewhere, silicon could form the basis of life.
On July 4, we celebrate the tenth anniversary of the discovery of the Higgs boson, the missing piece of the Standard Model of particle physics.
Your eyes are playing tricks on you.
Experiments cannot confirm what theory predicts about neutrinos. And particle physicists have no idea why.
Some of the coastal areas were not repopulated for millennia afterward, showing that there was a long-lasting memory of this tragic event.
The discovery calls into question the few things scientists know about these powerful astronomical phenomena.
Fire-retardant gels and slimes combine the best attributes of water and foam.
The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will study many dangerous cosmic phenomena, knowledge of which may help save humanity.
There's a whole lotta shakin' goin' on beneath the single plate of Mars.
Giant particle accelerators aren't a waste of money. They are essential for understanding the Universe.
The base rate fallacy may help to explain low reproducibility in various fields of science.
The spooky world of quantum mechanics might reach out and touch you — by mutating your DNA. Welcome to the weird world of quantum biology.
Researchers have discovered 830-million-year-old microbes living inside a salt rock on Earth. Could the same occur on Mars?
A new study of Martian dust gives insights into the ancient Martian climate. The findings hint at a wetter world.
"The pulsar sort of consumes the thing that recycled it, just as the spider eats its mate.”