Brian Kaelin

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What does DNA stand for?

We all learned about DNA in school, right?<p>But did anyone ever tell you what DNA stands for? And more to the point, do you remember?<p>The fascinating …

Most of the universe may be trapped inside of ancient black holes

In case you haven't heard, there is a very, very big problem with the universe: About 80% of all of the stuff inside it is missing.<p>Astronomers call this material "dark matter." They know it's out there because its huge mass tugs on and shapes galaxies, but no one has ever detected the material …

Why Are More American Teenagers Than Ever Suffering From Severe Anxiety?

The disintegration of Jake’s life took him by surprise. It happened early in his junior year of high school, while he was taking three Advanced Placement classes, running on his school’s cross-country team and traveling to Model United Nations conferences. It was a lot to handle, but Jake — the …

Parenting

The Multiverse Is Inevitable, And We're Living In It

Imagine that the Universe we observe, from end-to-end, is just a drop in the cosmic ocean. That beyond what we can see, there’s more space, more stars, more galaxies, and more everything, for perhaps countless billions of light years farther than we’ll ever be able to access. And that as large as …

Dark Matter

Leonardo da Vinci’s Bizarre Caricatures & Monster Drawings

The caricature was once a highly-regarded art form, before it was cornered on the upper end by the <i>New York Review of Books</i> and on the more pedestrian …

Art

Is Our Universe a Fake?

<i>Robert Lawrence Kuhn is the creator, writer and host of "Closer to Truth," a public television and multimedia program that features the world's</i> …

Teenage Refugees Tell Us the Horrors They Went Through to Get to Europe

The UK will be taking in up to 3,000 unaccompanied minors who've been forced to flee their home countries. We spoke to some young refugees about their journeys so far.<p>When David Cameron did a U-turn on Wednesday and agreed that the UK could take in up to 3,000 unaccompanied minors after all, I …

How We Entered a New Era of Astronomy

It all began with a chirp.<p>Last week, a new era of astronomy began as Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory executive director David Reitze stood before a packed room at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, uttering the words we've been waiting a century to hear: "We've detected …

Black hole's twin jets shine bright, somehow

<b>Astronomers have published new images of a bright jet of material, long enough to cross the Milky Way three times, fired into space by the black hole at the heart of a distant galaxy.</b><p>The observations confirm the existence of a second jet, blasting in the opposite direction.<p>The study uses this …