Update 11/12/18: Clarified product names in the Air vs. MacBook section. Ten years ago, Steve Jobs wowed a packed keynote audience by pulling a laptop, not out of a bag or a briefcase, but out of a manila
A 'mind-boggling' telescope observation has revealed the point of no return for our galaxy's monster black hole
• A black hole 4 million times as heavy as the sun lurks at the center of the Milky Way galaxy.• Telescopes just took the best-ever observations of hot gas circling the edge of the black hole.• The burst
By Sarah Kaplan Sarah Kaplan Reporter for Speaking of Science Email Bio Follow Charlie Sobeck always believed in other worlds. The NASA engineer grew up watching the Star Trek series, imagining what it
You might think you need an extreme know-how of computers to do any kind of crypto mining, that it couldn't possibly be done by the average person. Turns out, it's absurdly easy. You just need computer
It’s an “intentionally broad” policy aimed at stopping scammers. Facebook is banning all ads that promote cryptocurrencies, including bitcoin, in an effort to prevent people from advertising what the is
No guns, no sex and no bad grammar. Welcome to the club, crypto. Facebook has banned ads that feature bitcoin, ethereum, ICOs or anything else related to cryptocurrency while it tries to weed out scammers.
One of my daughter's favorite books is "Space Walk" by Salina Yoon. Each page shows a planet accompanied by a rhyming factoid about it. But each time I read it to her — sometimes three or more times a
A controversial theory that would overturn Einstein’s theory of general relativity could soon be tested. In 1905, a 26-year-old Albert Einstein changed physics forever when he outlined his theory of special
Book Talk We could discover life on the nearest Earth-like planets within the next ten years. It’s one of the great questions of our age: Are we alone in the universe? A long line of films—from Contact
Evidence is mounting for an ocean at Pluto, buried beneath its frozen heart. Scientists said on Wednesday that Pluto might have rolled over on its axis eons ago, the result of tidal forces with jumbo Charon.
The agency has received $55 million for the project. Mars, here we come. NASA celebrated news of an unexpected windfall earlier this month when after years of penny-pinching, Congress announced it would
To help sort through 2015's books, the Science News staff offers its must-read picks, many of which have been previously reviewed in the magazine. Read those reviews at the links below or in our Editor's