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.

Watch: Would a Twin on Earth Really Age Faster Than One Traveling Through Space?

The science behind "the twins paradox" explained in just 3 minutes.

9 hours ago

New Explanation for Dark Energy? Tiny Fluctuations of Time and Space.

One of the universe's greatest mysteries could be solved by combining two conflicting theories.

11 hours ago

Our Brains Can Predict Future Events Twice as Fast as They Actually Happen

Our brains are far more powerful than we imagined.

May 26, 2017

“Bio-Prospectors” Are Studying Living Organisms for Signs of Useful Substances

Miners searched for gold in mountains. These scientists hunt for breakthroughs in bacteria.

May 25, 2017

Human Activity May Have Caused a Barrier That Shields Earth From Space Radiation

Our impact on the environment might extend into near-space.

May 25, 2017

The Truth Behind the Biggest “Eureka” Moments in Science

Did Einstein really come up with his theory of relativity in a patent office?

May 25, 2017

Study Reveals New Insights Into a Strange Force That Can Both Pull and Push Objects

We just learned something entirely new about our universe.

May 24, 2017

Tech Leaders Say You Could Be Storing Data in Your DNA in the Next 10 Years

The molecules that code your genes could soon code your tech.

May 24, 2017

Scientists Have an Experiment to See If the Human Mind Is Bound to the Physical World

They think you might be able to overcome the laws of physics with free will.

May 23, 2017

Watch a Simple Experiment Make Sense of Quantum Mechanics

This complex branch of physics even confuses scientists.

May 23, 2017
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