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.

You Are Looking at the Face of a Man Who Died 700 Years Ago

Researchers reconstructed the face – and life – of this common medieval man.

March 21, 2017

Scientists Have New Information About the Massive Bands of Radiation Surrounding Earth

This knowledge could help us with plans to terraform Mars.

March 20, 2017

It’s Official. Cooling to Absolute Zero Is Mathematically Impossible

The coolest law of thermodynamics has been confirmed.

March 19, 2017

Physicists Have Created a Tape That Is 100 Times More Conductive Than Copper

And you thought duct tape was cool.

March 17, 2017

We May Have Finally Found the Foundations Upon Which Life Evolved

There's new information regarding the origins of cellular life.

March 17, 2017

Now That Scientists Can Read the Human Genome, They Want to Write One

Synthetic DNA could help you live a longer, healthier life.

March 16, 2017

Earth May Have Hosted Complex Life Much Earlier Than We Thought

We may have been off by about 400 million years.

March 16, 2017

The LHC Just Discovered A New System of Five Particles

CERN unveiled "new and outstanding physics results."

March 16, 2017

Retinal Implants Could Restore Sight to More Than 2 Million People

Human trials are on the horizon for the potentially life-changing tech.

March 15, 2017

CRISPR Is Rapidly Ushering in a New Era in Science

From reviving extinct species to treating fatal diseases, is there anything CRISPR can’t do?

March 13, 2017
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