The Remarkable Physics of a Dyson Sphere

Multi-planetary civilizations need an amazing amount of energy, and there may be only one way to get it.

November 28, 2017

It’s Almost Impossible to Understand How Unfathomably Massive Our Universe Truly Is

But these science fiction writers gave it a try.

November 6, 2017

Astronomers Have Uncovered Evidence of “Dynamical Dark Energy”

The mysterious energy that drives the expansion of the universe may not be a constant.

October 4, 2017

New Research Suggests Cosmic Rays Hail From Galaxies Beyond the Milky Way

These rays could teach us about the origins of the universe.

September 21, 2017

Newly Discovered Black Hole May Be the First of Its Kind Ever Detected

And it may be nearly as old as the Milky Way itself.

September 5, 2017

60 Years Since They Were First Observed, There’s Much Left to Learn About Neutrinos

The enduring weirdness of neutrinos (and their flavors).

August 28, 2017

The Secrets of Neutrinos, One of the Strangest Particles in the Known Universe

How neutrinos with “fuzzy” quantum mass solve the solar neutrino problem.

August 26, 2017

A Big Announcement About New Gravitational Waves From LIGO Might Be Coming

Rumor has it astrophysicists might have detected gravitational waves from a new source.

August 24, 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

Neil deGrasse Tyson: “We’re Not Likely Alone in the Universe”

The foundations of organic chemistry are too abundant, which Neil deGrasse Tyson believes could mean we aren’t the only forms of life in the universe.

June 16, 2017