Hard Science

The future isn't just about what we can build or engineer through technology. Scientists are making groundbreaking discoveries and achieving remarkable breakthroughs in the fields of mathematics, chemistry, astrophysics, biology, and quantum mechanics. And we're doing it every week.  We'll cover the biggest ones by breaking down complex research papers and analyzing the implications of their content.

“Bioinspired” Researchers Look to Nature to Solve Humanity’s Biggest Problems

Thomas Edison has nothing on Mother Nature.

12 hours ago

Scientists Observe Gravitational Anomaly on Earth

This fundamental quantum anomaly is extremely important to our understanding of the universe.

July 21, 2017

Researchers Create Soft, Flexible Material That’s 5 Times Stronger Than Steel

It’s literally stronger than it looks.

July 20, 2017

Watch: Understand the Human Brain with These Moving Illusions

Illusions aren't just fun and games, they also teach us about our brains.

July 20, 2017

Michio Kaku: Consciousness Can be Quantified

Quantifying approach common in physics can be used to model consciousness.

July 20, 2017

New Epigenetic Research Could Lead to Future Therapies for Developmental Disorders

Researchers identified a mechanism that switches off placental genes in mice.

July 20, 2017

Water Bears Could One Day Outlive Everything Except the Sun Itself

They may be tiny, but these little creatures are mighty.

July 19, 2017

New Breakthrough Discovery—Every Quantum Particle Travels Backwards

This is the first time this has been found in a particle where external forces are acting on it.

July 18, 2017

New Study Shows That Only About 25% Of Our DNA is Functional

Who knew we had so much junk DNA.

July 18, 2017

Watch: Michio Kaku Explains String Theory

Michio Kaku talks about basics of of this theoretical framework.

July 17, 2017
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