Water is disappearing into the trenches between interlocking tectonic plates. Where is it going? A new study published in the journal Nature reveals some mysterious complexities about our planet’s water
Earth could be reduced to a dense mass measuring just 330 feet across if particle accelerators set off a catastrophic chain of events, the astronomer royal has warned. In his latest book, On The Future:
Scientists are about to launch an ambitious search for a “dark force” of nature which, if found, would open the door to a realm of the universe that lies hidden from view. The hunt will seek evidence a
It’s treated as though it’s an unassailable scientific truth: 13.8 billion years ago, the Universe as we know it emerged from a hot, dense state known as the Big Bang. While there were a number of serious
Earlier this month, a group of 60 prominent scientists and engineers met behind closed doors at the University of Colorado Boulder. Their agenda: Mars colonisation. Organised by Elon Musk’s SpaceX and
As we all take a moment to mourn the impending loss of CBS’ hit show “The Big Bang Theory,” let us also bow our heads in memory of the outdated origin theory of our universe that shares the same name.
On August 23, 1966, NASA’s Lunar Orbiter I sent home the first picture of Earth from the Moon. Taken on the orbiter’s 16th lap around the Moon, the black-and-white image shows the crated surface of the
Nothing on Earth lasts forever, and that’s a truth that even extends to all the objects we can see in our sky. The Sun, giver of light and heat to every world in our Solar System, shines on borrowed time.
New Horizons is the first spacecraft in nearly three decades to observe what appears to be evidence of a hydrogen wall at the edge of the heliosphere. In July 2015, the New Horizons probe became the first
Heavy rains caused havoc in Kenya in March, collapsing hospital walls, flooding entire neighborhoods, and closing off major highways. The downpour also exposed a fault line that geologists now say is that
Did the continents spread apart because the planet itself is expanding? No, but a lot of good scientists used to think so. “We’ve Been Wrong Before” is Popular Mechanics' encyclopedia of scientific ideas
The Universe is all there ever was, all there is, and all there will ever be. At least, that’s what we’re told, and that’s what’s implied by the word “Universe” itself. But whatever the true nature of