Renewable energy is just good business.
Your brain is remarkably good at mapping out physical spaces — even if it's an imaginary space like Hogwarts. But how does the brain do it?
Binary black holes eventually inspiral and merge. That's why the OJ 287 system is destined for the most energetic event in history.
Over the coming decades, over 100,000 new satellites are expected. For countless millennia, whenever we were faced with a clear, cloudless, moonless night, all of humanity was able to witness […]
After the Big Bang, merging supermassive black holes are unparalleled. Here’s how we’ll find the first one. Last week, NASA’s Chandra X-ray observatory made history by announcing the most energetic explosive […]
A fascinating mathematical structure exists that goes well beyond our common experience. Could it revolutionize physics? Perhaps the most remarkable fact about the Universe is that every particle within it — at […]
Should other nations start requiring schools to teach climate science, too?
Three scientist friends, working separately, share the prestigious prize.
Eight-dimensional octonions may hold the clues to solve fundamental mysteries.
If you thought LIGO’s recent discoveries were profound and unusual, wait until you meet OJ 287. Recently, LIGO has revolutionized our knowledge of the Universe by discovering merging black holes. The […]
The West has been doing well scientifically for a few hundred years now, but it took almost a thousand years for it to catch up to the Middle East. Here are ten of the biggest discoveries the Islamic world got first.
Meet LISA, the Laser Interferometer Space Antenna. Yes, it’s giant LIGO, in space, and it’s happening! “Einstein’s gravitational theory, which is said to be the greatest single achievement of theoretical […]
The technology behind wireless charging or inductive charging was discovered by Nikola Tesla in the 1890s and utilizes an electromagnetic field to transfer energy between two objects. In chargers, an […]
It's worse -- and better -- than you think.
Now that LIGO’s found two pairs of merging black holes, what does the future hold? “We shall not cease from exploration, and the end of all our exploring will be to […]
It’s not in any form of light, and yet here we are, “seeing” the Universe all the same. “If the imprint is really due to gravitational waves from the big […]
Call it the psychology of the job search: The typeface you choose for your résumé communicates much more to the hiring manager than you'd think.
Every year, a team of volunteers at NORAD tracks Santa online while answering phone calls and e-mails from kids across North America.
What if the Black Plague had killed off almost all Europeans? Then this is what Africa might have looked like.
It's how the big kids use the Internet of things that can really affect global trends like machine efficiency standards, corporate profits, and the advance of computer technology.
The wreck of the General Slocum in 1904 broke the spirit of Manhattan's German enclave