Like his "Mona Lisa," Leonardo da Vinci's "Lady with an Ermine" depicts a woman in a way that flouted the conventions of its time.
“These facts have been presented time and again, year after year, for decades,” DiCaprio says. “Quite simply, we are knowingly doing this to ourselves."
With a planetary nebula, over 80,000 stars and a distance of only 10,000 light-years, it’s one of the most rewarding globulars of all! Image credit: R. Columbari, via http://asterisk.apod.com/viewtopic.php?t=31833. “I […]
Why was it that when Galileo viewed Venus and Jupiter with the naked eye, Venus, the brighter planet, appeared larger, but when viewed through a telescope, Jupiter appeared larger?
Since our ancestors supposedly would rest on days after big hunts, where as many as 8,000 calories might be expended, athletes should be sure to rest after huge training days.
Last week, David Leonhardt of The New York Times offered his latest take on why poor but smart kids have trouble getting into top colleges. In the past, he wrote […]
A Carrington-magnitude event would kill millions, and cause trillions of dollars in damage. Sadly, it isn't even the worst-case scenario.
The Universe is 13.8 billion years old, going back to the hot Big Bang. But was that truly the beginning, and is that truly its age?
Quantum entanglement may remain spooky, but it has a very practical side.
The same brain differences that contribute to left-handedness also contribute to psychotic disorders. But there's a bright side.
From here on Earth, looking farther away in space means looking farther back in time. So what are distant Earth-watchers seeing right now?
UAP are no laughing matter anymore.
If you want to escape the negativity, head to Kazakhstan.
A second Enlightenment would have a far bigger task: Saving civilization itself.
1859's Carrington event gave us a preview of how catastrophic the Sun could be for humanity. But it could get even worse than we imagined.
The so-called "court painter of Silicon Valley" was shaped by her youth in communist Poland but looks forward to a future ruled by celebrity robots.
Shooting star or piece of space dust?
From before the Big Bang to the present day, the Universe goes through many eras. Dark energy heralds the final one.
The photometric filters for the Vera Rubin Observatory are complete and showcase why they are indispensable for astronomy.
We once thought the Moon was completely airless, but it turns out it has an atmosphere, after all. Even wilder: It has a tail of its own.
There are over 100 known elements in the periodic table. These 8 ways of making them account for every one.