Reima Itkonen

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NASA just discovered that Mars has a tail, and it’s incredibly unusual

Jupiter has a bunch of moons, Saturn has rings, and Earth has life (that’s pretty cool), but what about Mars? Well, as it turns out, the Red Planet …

New Theory of Gravity Emerges

If a study carried out by researchers at the University of St. Andrews holds true then we may need to consider rewriting Albert Einstein’s theory of …

Mind-Blowing New Theory Connects Black Holes, Dark Matter, and Gravitational Waves

The past few years have been incredible for physics discoveries. Scientists spotted the Higgs boson, a particle they’d been hunting for almost 50 …

What's the Speed of Dark?

<i>Welcome back to Giz Asks, a series where we ask experts hard questions about science, technology, and humanity’s future. Today, we’re wondering about</i> …

Google Artificial Intelligence Whiz Describes Our Sci-Fi Future

The next time you enter a query into Google’s search engine or consult the company's map service for directions to a movie theater, remember that a …

Machine Learning

Humanity is cosmically special. Here’s how we know.

<i>Howard A. Smith is a lecturer in the Harvard University Department of Astronomy and a senior astrophysicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.</i><p>As we give thanks for our many obvious blessings, let’s reflect on a blessing that is less well known, a gift from modern astronomy: how we …

Universe

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A Naked Black Hole Is Streaking Across the Universe

Black holes are mysterious cosmic monsters, shrouded in a thick veil of gas and dust. They lurk in the heart of galaxies, waiting to gobble up stars …

How Can We Terraform the Solar System?

Ever played Spore? If you have (and reached the space stage) you’ll know that one of the most important parts of being a space faring race is the …

Record Supermoon and 9 More Can't-Miss Sky Events in November

Get ready to see lunar pairings, meteor showers, and more this month.<p>The coming month brings the roaring lion of meteor displays, dazzling planets, and plenty more reasons to look up at the night sky. You’ll even have the chance to catch the most impressive supermoon in nearly seven decades.<p>So dust …

What Do Women Really Want?

New from the "Love Lab" comes the book that I have been struggling to write for the past decade. This masterwork finally tells the story of what women want in a man, and how important men are in the fate of their relationships with women. Let me say upfront that this book is written for men in …

This Is What Happens To Your Body When You Skip Meals

Raise your hand if you’ve ever glanced at the clock after powering through your to-do list only to realize you can barely remember when you last had …

Jeff Bezos's New Rocket Will Be Bigger Than Elon Musk's

But size isn't everything<p>Blue Origin was the first private spaceflight company to launch a rocket into space and then bring it back down for a vertical landing. "Into space" has a bit of a caveat attached, though; the New Shepard rocket crossed the Karman line, 100 kilometers above ground, which …

Space Travel

Dolphins Have Conversations Like Humans Do, New Study Says

Justin Sullivan/Getty ImagesScientists have long known that dolphins are very intelligent creatures, and now — for the first time ever — researchers …

Research

5 Scientific Theories That Will Melt Your Brain

People think science is all tedious testing and complicated calculations, but those only happen after someone points at the Sun God and screams, "I …

Business Strengths: The Real Difference Between Men and Women, According to Science

Gender science explains the distinct advantages men and women have in the workplace.<p>Most studies on gender science reveal that differences between men and women in the workplace are mostly learned behaviors. The male and female brain are far more alike than different.<p>But there are social …

Physicists Believe They've Discovered a Fifth Fundamental Force of the Universe

Although physics may seem complicated to the uninitiated (or even to the trained professional, for that matter), it’s worth remembering that physics …

This New Equation Might Finally Unite The Two Biggest Theories in Physics, Claims Physicist

Linking general relativity and quantum mechanics with wormholes.<p>One of the most stubborn problems in physics today is the fact that our two best …

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This private company just became the first to get an official green light to land on the moon, and it could shape the future of space exploration

Moon Express is the first private company given the green light for a lunar landing.<p>A moon landing has only been accomplished by three nations — the United States, the Soviet Union, and China. Since it was founded in 2010, Moon Express has been working diligently towards its goal of joining these …