It is easy to underestimate how much the world can change within a lifetime.
A basement renovation project led to the archaeological discovery of a lifetime: the Derinkuyu Underground City, which housed 20,000 people.
The first human that isn’t an Earthling could be in our lifetime.
A new analysis suggests previous "total cost of ownership" studies overlooked key factors.
The aging brain is networked differently.
Human civilization has always survived periods of change. Will our rapidly evolving technological era be an exception to the rule?
In the shadow of the Shard, the mosaics help paint a picture of Roman London.
It was supposed to have a 5.5-10 year lifetime, and take 6 months to calibrate. It's performing better than anyone anticipated.
We don’t need one Elon Musk. We need 8 billion empathic futurists.
Every opportunity seized is another lost — but not choosing is the worst choice of all.
From unexplained tracks in a balloon-borne experiment to cosmic rays on Earth, the unstable muon was particle physics' biggest surprise.
2023's Nobel Prize was awarded for studying physics on tiny, attosecond-level timescales. Too bad that particle physics happens even faster.
All stars, eventually, run out of fuel and die. Given all the stars we can see and the vast distance to them, are any of them already dead?
The history of music from bone flutes to Beyoncé.
Before we discovered gravitational waves, multi-messenger astronomy got its start with light and particles arriving from the same event.
Steel tires may be better for the planet and could replace rubber.
How much can something change and still be the same thing?
We are still new at this.
"Our risk-benefit analysis showed that benefits exceeded procedural risks... by up to 200 to 1."
It walked enough miles to nearly circle the Earth twice.