Musk and his fellow-“astropreneurs” have tapped into our idealism about space travel. But to what end? Long before mastering the mechanics of spaceflight, men imagined sending other men into the cosmos.
There are few things in the Universe that are as easy to form, in theory, as black holes are. Bring enough mass into a compact volume and it gets more and more difficult to gravitationally escape from
The merger of corporate giants Monsanto and Bayer begs a vital question – what kind of agriculture do we really want? Unless there is a major hiccup in the next few days, an incredibly powerful company
Rumors of email’s demise have been greatly exaggerated. While the “age-old” communication conduit may have new rivals, it is showing little sign of letting up. In 2017, active email users stood at 3.7
One of Apple's biggest competitors in the laptop space is arguably Microsoft, with its line of portable, productivity-focused Surface Book machines. Microsoft in November released its newest product, Surface
60 Percent of Small Businesses Fold Within 6 Months of a Cyber Attack. Here's How to Protect Yourself
The vast majority of cyberattacks happen to small and midsize businesses. Take these four steps to protect yourself before it's too late. Picture this: It's tax season, and your HR director receives an
People increasingly are substituting ordinary household tools with Internet-connected alternatives. Where once you’d find an ordinary thermostat, you might now encounter the futuristic-looking Nest. Instead
Get all the details on the Milky Way’s celestial objects This morning, the European Space Agency unveiled a new, highly detailed sky map of the Milky Way Galaxy that showcases the brightness and positions
When Android Auto was first released, Google made sure that it included just enough functionality to let drivers use the infotainment system while keeping their eyes on the road. Now, though, the company
Humans have navigated by starlight for thousands of years, but NASA has a new appreciation for the twinkling bodies in our night sky. Using perfectly timed X-ray flashes from pulsars, scientists are building
High in the Sierra Nevada mountains of Spain, an international team of researchers set out four buckets to gather a shower of viruses falling from the sky. Scientists have surmised there is a stream of
BERLIN (AP) — Scientists in Antarctica have harvested their first crop of vegetables grown without earth, daylight or pesticides as part of a project designed to help astronauts cultivate fresh food on
Amos Dudley had braces in middle school, but he didn't wear a retainer like he was supposed to, so his teeth slowly shifted back. He didn't want to shell out thousands of dollars for a whole new round
LIVINGSTON, La. — The speed limit on the LIGO access road is 10 mph, which is preposterously slow, particularly after you’ve spent the last hour hurtling across the bayou country on elevated freeways.
But most physicists don't buy it. Quantum mechanics is baffling. On the atomic and subatomic scale, matter seems to behave in ways that we, in the macro world, would generally think of as impossible. can