Your complete guide to the must-have travel experiences across the globe. For those of us suffering from an incurable case of wanderlust, the question is always 'where am I going to vacation to next?'
A short history of Einstein's theory of relativity Albert Einstein is famous for many things, not least his theories of relativity. The first, the special theory of relativity, was the one that began physicist's
From the edge of the solar wind to ancient human DNA, science made big strides in 2013. Science mattered more than ever in 2013. Climate science questions raged after Super Typhoon Haiyan pummeled the
One of this element's parents traveled across the Atlantic Ocean more times in just a couple days than a career diplomat! This week's element is ununseptium, a superheavy synthetic chemical element that
A bioethicist suggests that neuroscience challenges how we view ourselves. Advances in our understanding of the brain have turned neuroscience into one of the hottest frontiers in research, and in ethics.
The European Space Agency successfully launches the Soyuz rocket which is carrying Gaia, an advanced satellite, into space. The satellite's mission is to conduct a cosmic census and chart all the stars
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Our Milky Way galaxy has four arms instead of two, according to just published results of a 12-year study by scientists in the U.K. The findings, published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical
A new trick of science could trigger some interesting chemical reactions. It may only work on tiny amounts of water, but it should be the fastest transfer of energy to water on Earth. Scientists have out
Astrophysicists think there's a supermassive black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy. It's supposed to be four million times more massive than our Sun, but despite its stupendous size, we've been
National Security Agency officials are considering a controversial amnesty that would return Edward Snowden to the United States, in exchange for the extensive document trove the whistleblower took from
Epigenetics is changing the way scientists look at genetic inheritance How does a mother’s weight-loss surgery affect her child’s risk of obesity? It’s a question scientists have been struggling with a
Part 2 of the TED Radio Hour episode Spoken And Unspoken. About Mark Pagel's TEDTalk Biologist Mark Pagel says our complex language system is a piece of "social technology" that allowed early human tribes
Part 5 of the TED Radio Hour episode Spoken And Unspoken. About Amy Cuddy's TEDTalk Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy how
What do ununhexium, eka-polonium and nottingium share in common? This week's element is livermorium, which has the atomic symbol, Lv, and atomic number, 116. This is the last of the elements that we'll
Addressing the American Geophysical Union, James Hansen urges fellow scientists to study, share facts on nuclear energy Polluters must pay for their carbon dioxide emissions, and nuclear energy must expand,