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.

How Close Are We to Successfully Cloning the First Human?

“I think no one realized how hard cloning would be in some species though relatively easy in others. Cats: easy; dogs: hard; mice: easy; rats: hard; humans and other primates: very hard.”

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Experts Answer: Will Gene Editing Let Us Live Forever or Destroy Humanity?

Will the pros of CRISPR outweigh the potential cons of this breakthrough technology?

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WATCH: We Can Predict The Future to Prevent Disasters. Here’s How.

Global security experts noticed a pattern emerge in the aftermath of the world's worst disasters—and it could be critical to preventing future ones.

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Europe’s Space Program Will Launch a Gravitational Wave Hunting Spacecraft in 2034

The satellites will search for gravitational waves from collisions of supermassive black holes millions of times larger than those detected by its predecessor.

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New Evidence Suggests That Our Solar System Has 10 Planets

The planet could be about the size of Mars and much closer than Planet Nine.

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How Schrödinger’s Cat Helps Explain the New Findings About the Quantum Zeno Effect

These findings could open up new areas of research into how we might control quantum systems.

June 21, 2017

Scientists Create “Sun-Free Tan” With Chemical That Also Keeps Skin Safe From Sun Damage

More people have had skin cancer in the past 30 years than all other cancers put together. Sun free tans could help change that.

June 20, 2017

Scientists Demonstrate “Liquid Light” at Room Temperature for the First Time

This material could lead to breakthroughs in LEDs, solar panels, and lasers.

June 20, 2017

WATCH: Neil deGrasse Tyson Explains Death and the Afterlife Using Science

Famed physicist Neil deGrasse Tyson speaks to Larry King about what he thinks about one of life's most important questions -- what happens to us when we die?

June 20, 2017

A Clever New Hypothesis Could Explain the Elusive Nature of Dark Matter

It makes up 85% of the universe, and we still don’t know what it is.

June 20, 2017
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