How do you understand a planetary system light years away? Through infographics. The recent discovery of a planetary system 39 light years away with seven Earth-sized planets–several of which have the
Scientists have discovered how to fit the maximum amount of data in a single nucleotide. Our data-driven society is churning out more information than traditional storage technology can handle, so scientists
In the first episode of his famous TV series about space, "Cosmos: A Personal Voyage," the late astronomer Carl Sagan wastes no time dramatically setting the stage. "The surface of the Earth is the shore
The Big Questions From the discovery of gravitational waves to locating our nearest Earth-like planetary neighbor, 2016 was a banner year for astronomy. In fact, it’s not only been a good year for space
There's a tendency to claim lots of things are a sign of the end times. Then there are things so unfathomably horrendous that you can't help but feel we're tumbling off a cliff edge into mass carnage.
Researchers have discovered a new species of prehistoric shark, and at about 13 feet long, it was comparable to the size of the great white sharks of today. The new predator, called Megalolamna paradoxodon,
Did you know time can rotate? Einstein's theory of relativity has all sorts of weird results that make it difficult to wrap your head around, but one of the weirdest is time dilation. Basically, according
Researchers have discovered that Greenland sharks can live for up to 400 years, making them the oldest living vertebrate (animal with a back-bone) in the world. Scientists from the University of Copenhagen