Watch the historic first private mission to the...
For the first time later this week, a privately developed moon lander will launch aboard a privately built rocket,...
The Government’s New Weather Model Faces a...
The National Weather Service will soon introduce a new forecasting model, but meteorologists are saying it's worse than...
The Confounding Climate Science of Lab-Grown Meat
The assumption goes that lab-grown meat will drastically reduce emissions of beef production. But you know what they...
The Great White Shark Genome Is...
Sharks are renowned for their wound healing, lifespans of 70-odd years, and low rates of cancer. Their genes could...
Why a Grape Turns Into a Fireball in a Microwave
Nuking a grape produces sparks of plasma, as plenty of YouTube videos document. Now physicists think they can explain...
The Devastating Allure of Medical Miracles
After sepsis forced the amputation of Sheila Advento's hands, an intricate transplant technique made her whole again....
3 Smart Things: What You Might Not Know About...
We do actually become less attentive as we get older, but refocusing someone's attention can have concrete physical...
Our Ears Are Unlocking an Era of Aural Data
While the eye is superior at perceiving sizes and ratios, the ear is better at detecting patterns that occur over...
How the Brain Keeps Its Memories in the Right...
A long-standing mystery in neuroscience is how the brain attaches a timestamp to our memories. Researchers now may have...
Deploy the space harpoon
Watch out, starwhales.
California’s Rain Was a ‘Cat 4’...
All that rain drenching California this week came from an atmospheric river. A new rating scale would tell you how much...
Darpa Wants to Solve Science’s Reproducibility...
Social science has an image problem—too many findings don't hold up. A new project will crank through 30,000 studies...
Launch an 80,000-Pound Sled off an Aircraft...
This electromagnetic catapult flings airplanes into the sky (and giant sleds into the water). Here's how to calculate...
Two Satellites Almost Crashed. Here’s How They...
Close encounters of the orbiting kind are getting so common, the Air Force’s alerts are starting to look like junk...
How Measles Hacks the Body—and Harms Its...
The virus is the most contagious in the world, exploiting the human body's immune system to spread with extreme agility...
The Opportunity Mars rover’s greatest shots and...
Opportunity’s mission is complete, and the rover that was supposed to last 90 days closes the book on 15 years of...
R.I.P., Opportunity Rover: the Hardest-Working...
NASA announced that, after 15 years and 5,000 charge cycles, the Mars rover Opportunity is officially dead. Here’s...
Opportunity Mars Rover goes to its last rest...
Opportunity, one of two rovers sent to Mars in 2004, is officially offline for good, NASA and JPL officials announced...
A 6-Legged Robot Stares at the Sky to Navigate...
AntBot looks for the polarized light from the sun in order to find its way. Your robot car could do the same one day.
Xnor’s saltine-sized, solar-powered AI hardware...
"If AI is so easy, why isn't there any in this room?" asks Ali Farhadi, founder and CEO of Xnor, gesturing around the...