When we are more focused on the good things we enjoy in life, we have more to live for.
A new study from NASA and the SETI Institute comes up with an exciting number of potentially life-supporting planets.
The Vertebrate Genomes Project may spell good news for the kakapo and the vaquita.
The solar neighborhood is so different than people imagine. But for the first time, we know what it’s like. When you look up at the stars in the night sky, they […]
∆G = ∆H - T∆S is one of the most abstract formulas in science, but it is also one of the most important. Without it, life cannot exist.
Far from being inappropriate, many of the most controversial acceptance speeches highlighted important issues in the film industry.
Maybe 100% of stars don’t have planets, after all. When stars form in the Universe, they’re created in giant bursts. A stellar nursery in the Large Magellanic Cloud, a satellite galaxy […]
We know a lot about what else is out there, but we still don’t know everything. In the quest for life in the Universe, it makes sense to look at […]
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 […]
One look at the uncertainties and the assumptions changes the story tremendously. Is there intelligent life out there in the Milky Way beyond our own Solar System? If so, how […]
The dream of an ‘Earth-like’ planet showcases our astrobiological ignorance. Over the past decade, our understanding of what planets exist around stars other than our own has exploded. The number […]
If we succeed in contacting them, will that seal humanity’s doom? One of the most wondrous questions of all concerns our place in the Universe. After 13.8 billion years of […]
Daniel Bryan is a "heel" who might sincerely believe in some of the things his persona is known to say.
On April 20, Nintendo will release Labo, a new gaming system that tasks kids with creating interactive games with cardboard cutouts and the Nintendo Switch.
If the universe is teeming with life, where is everybody? If this physicist is correct, they have one foot in their graves.
Sometimes the basics really matter.
Psilocybin doesn't just make you trip; it can have lasting effects on how you see the world.
Its emergence will challenge what it means to be human.
For generations, planet formation was only a theory. As 2018 comes to an end, here’s the evidence of what’s going on. The theory of planet formation has been around for a […]
50 years ago the city of Chicago erupted in a legendary police riot.
The most surefire, easily-seen signature of life on Earth might be a cosmic red herring around other worlds. In our quest for life beyond the Solar System, it makes sense to […]
It took more than 9 billion years for Earth to form: the only known planet housing life. But it could have happened much, much sooner. The cosmic story that unfolded following […]
David Eagleman, neuroscientist and host of 'The Brain' on PBS, will speak at the Los Angeles Hope Festival on Sunday, May 21. The event is free but seats are limited.
Sometimes, you look in a nearby galaxy, and what you find beyond it will change everything. Einstein’s theory of General Relativity has withstood every test for more than a century. […]