There are not enough stars in the universe and now astronomers think they know why. Using the Hubble space telescope, they have discovered a distant galaxy in which star formation is itself driving the
With no plans for future upgrades, the telescope faces a fiery end Last month, six astronauts convened at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum in New York City to discuss the 2009 mission to service the
File this one under "Coolest thing we've seen all day": a cube of magnetic putty swallowing a smaller cube of metal whole. We first saw this on r/woahdude, a section of Reddit dedicated to "Trippy & mesmerizing
The distinctive three-dimensional shape in Albrecht Dürer’s 1514 engraving Melencolia I has been the subject of innumerous analyses and still no one is sure what it is or what it means. On the occasion
You may think you have a good sense of exactly how big Earth is compared to the other planets in our solar system. But clever new illustrations by John Brady, founder of the website Astronomy Central,
Learning to name the colors is a ritual of childhood. At first kids have no clue; often they'll just say everything is "boo." Pretty soon, though, they can rattle off Roy G. Biv with aplomb. Still, that
Researchers believe dark matter has built up inside these stars, causing the pulsars to collapse Clara Moskowitz November 11, 2014 12:00pm (UTC) This article was originally published by Scientific American.
Regular cannabis use shrinks the brain but increases the complexity of its wiring, a study has found. To some extent the loss of brain volume is balanced by larger numbers of connections between neurons,