Exploring bleeding edge experiments, oddities, new and bizarre dicoveries, and fact-checking conspiracy theories since 2008. No question is out of bounds and no topic is too strange for a deep dive.
A new mission to Mercury will test a quirk of general relativity. It won’t be decisive and will involve a lot of precision measurement and tedious number-crunching. And it’s exactly the kind of science we should be encouraging.
The beer industry has a plan to keep their product affordable in spite of climate change. But they’re not the only ones having to come up with climate mitigation plans to stay in business.
American fighter jets aren’t as combat ready as the military wants them to be. But the biggest challenge to meeting readiness goals aren’t older airframes. Some of the newest and most capable fighters are looking a little iffy...
A pair of researchers propose that a simpler molecule used in photosynthesis by ancient bacteria may have been widespread on early Earth and could be prevalent on alien worlds.
Astronomers discovered a large proto-supercluster that shows us just how quickly the universe we see today organized itself.
A recent Pew study about American attitudes on space exploration may seem like exciting news for NASA and space exploration advocates, but it doesn’t ask the questions that really matter.
Kissinger’s concerns about machines displacing human curiosity and turning our brains into useless, gray jelly unsuccessfully mine the same territory as many other technophobes with roughly the same results.
A new report by a congressional watchdog finds that a stunning number of weapon and military communication systems are easy targets for tech-savvy adversaries.
Scientists are debating how humanity will be remembered millions of years from now and it won’t be by our sprawling cities and historical sites. It will be by our pollution, garbage, and weapons.
Any skeptic diving into flat earth literature, or attending their conventions, walked away with the same conclusions. The idea isn’t about proving that our planet is flat, it’s a rebellion against modernity by those who fear it.