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Category: Science

Taking UFOs Seriously

Of all the year’s political drama, the most surprising may be the U.S. government’s actions on unidentified aerial phenomena, or UAPs — better known as UFOs. The opening act came in June, when the Pentagon […]

See Butterfly Wings Materialise Inside of a Chrysalis

Scientists at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have developed a way to peek inside of a butterfly’s chrysalis and record in real-time how their microscopic scales develop from start to finish. Butterfly wings have long […]

NASA’s DART Mission Will Move an Asteroid

Next year, planetary defense will take a big step, conducting its first experiment to deflect an asteroid. In late September or early October of 2022, the 1,210-pound (550 kilograms) DART spacecraft will slam itself into […]

Nearly 500 Mesoamerican Monuments Revealed by Laser Mapping

Scientists have uncovered nearly 500 Mesoamerican monuments in southern Mexico using an airborne laser mapping technology called lidar. Dating as far back as 3000 years ago, the structures—still buried beneath vegetation—include huge artificial plateaus that […]

The Complete “Fun to Imagine”

Richard Feynman, theoretical physicist, enjoyed thinking aloud about the adventures science can offer. Gifted physicist Richard Feynman (1918-88) was known as the ‘great explainer’ due to his ability to help non-scientists imagine something of the […]

The Science of Becoming “Interplanetary”

With the right technology and solutions for living, Mercury could become a major settlement someday. While the thought of living, working, or visiting a planet like Mercury might sound like something out of science fiction […]

A Game of Quantum Mirrors

Expecting objects to have their own independent existence—independent of us, and any other objects — is actually a deep-seated assumption we make about the world. During the scientific revolution, the English physics pioneer Isaac Newton […]

The Wizard and the Prophet

How to save humanity? Opposing grand approaches emerged from two remarkable scientists in the mid-20th century who fought each other their entire lives. Their solutions were so persuasive that their impassioned argument continues 70 years […]

Space X Prepares for Orbital Flight

Elon Musk’s firm is expected to launch the first full flight of the Orbital ship and its booster, sometime in the second half of this year. t could prove a big step forward for SpaceX’s […]

Branson’s Long, Winding Path to Space

For more than 15 years, Virgin Galactic has been working to begin carrying paying passengers to the edge of space and back. In the early 1990s, celebrated aeronautical engineer Burt Rutan set himself a challenge: […]

Solving one of Nuclear Fusion’s Biggest Problems

The new Super-X divertor could be a game-changer for creating fusion power plants that can deliver affordable, efficient electricity. Initial results from the UK Atomic Energy Authority’s (UKAEA) MAST Upgrade experiment indicate the effectiveness of […]

Space Tourism Takes Off

Here’s how firms like Virgin Galactic, Blue Origin and SpaceX are making sure visitors’ bodies can survive the trip. Companies like Richard Branson’s Virgin Galactic and Jeff Bezos’s Blue Origin are gearing up to send […]

Dark Matter and Information

Some physicists claim information is the fifth state of matter. By 2245, half of Earth’s mass could be converted to digital bits. All the matter that surrounds us exists either as a solid, liquid, gas, […]

We’re Asking the Wrong Questions about UFOs

For too long, the scientific study of unidentified flying objects has been taboo. A big driver of that taboo is the vacuum of knowledge that is being filled by unscientific claims thanks to a lack […]

The Age of Genetic Medicine

Covid-19 vaccines are the start of a new wave of genetic medicine—drugs that tweak DNA to keep us healthy. Both the Pfizer and Moderna Covid-19 vaccines use messenger RNA (mRNA) to instruct our cells to […]

Quantum Computing: A Bubble Ready to Burst?

Quantum physics has the potential to redefine how computers communicate and ensure that no one could ever hack them. But many experts can’t see the finish line, let alone know when we’ll get there. It’s […]

Why Starlink is So Cheap for SpaceX To Do

Starlink is a global ISP built at ZERO COST to SpaceX, enabling NASA’s Artemis launch. There is lots of good news lately for SpaceX, especially NASA choosing the Hawthorne, CA-based company to build a $2.89 […]

Decoding Whale Language

With artificial intelligence and painstaking study of sperm whales, scientists hope to understand what these aliens of the deep are talking about. One of humanity’s most enduring desires is the enchanting notion that we might […]