Nautilus is an online and print science magazine that “combines the sciences, culture and philosophy into a single story.” It publishes one “issue” on a selected topic each month on its website, releasing one “chapter” each Thursday.
- When Gravity Breaks Down - Facts So RomanticTheoretical physicists have known since the 1930s that quantum gravity is necessary to bring order into the laws of nature, but 80 years on, a solution isn’t anywhere in sight.Photograph by Andrea / FlickrAlbert Einstein’s theory of general relativity is more than a hundred years old, but still it gives… Read more »
- Why Misinformation Is About Who You Trust, Not What You Think - Issue 69: PatternsI can’t see them. Therefore they’re not real.” From which century was this quote drawn? Not a medieval one. The utterance emerged on Sunday from Fox & Friends presenter Pete Hegseth, who was referring to … germs. The former Princeton University undergraduate and Afghanistan counterinsurgency instructor said, to the mirth… Read more »
- The Case For Leaving City Rats Alone - Issue 69: PatternsKaylee Byers crouches in a patch of urban blackberries early one morning this June, to check a live trap in one of Vancouver’s poorest areas, the V6A postal code. Her first catch of the day is near a large blue dumpster on “Block 5,” in front of a 20-some-unit apartment… Read more »
- How to Get Close to a Black Hole - Issue 69: PatternsAn Introduction to the Black Hole InstituteFittingly, the Black Hole Initiative (BHI) was founded 100 years after Karl Schwarzschild solved Einstein’s equations for general relativity—a solution that described a black hole decades before the first astronomical evidence that they exist. As exotic structures of spacetime, black holes continue to fascinate… Read more »
- New Evidence for the Strange Geometry of Thought - Facts So RomanticThe brain may represent concepts in the same way that it represents space and your location, by using the same neural circuitry for the brain’s “inner GPS.”Sharon Mollerus / M.C. Escher / FlickrIn 2014, the Swedish philosopher and cognitive scientist Peter Gärdenfors went to Krakow, Poland, for a conference on… Read more »
Ars Technica is a website covering news and opinions in technology, science, politics, and society, created by Ken Fisher and Jon Stokes in 1998. It publishes news, reviews, and guides on issues such as computer hardware and software, science, technology policy, and video games.
- Google’s Waymo risks repeating Silicon Valley’s most famous blunderEnlarge (credit: Aurich Lawson / Getty Images / Waymo) Everyone in Silicon Valley knows the story of Xerox inventing the modern personal computer in the 1970s and then failing to commercialize it effectively. Yet one of Silicon Valley's most successful companies, Google's Alphabet, appears to be repeating Xerox's mistake with… Read more »
- Metro Exodus: A beautiful, brutal single-player game—with insane RTX perksEnlarge / Four seasons of Metro await. (credit: Deep Silver / 4A Games) The best thing I can say about Metro Exodus, to anybody unfamiliar with its place in a trilogy of post-nuclear, first-person monster combat games, is that this is the best Eurojank game I've ever seen. "Eurojank" is… Read more »
- Video: To make 1997’s Blade Runner, Westwood first had to create the universeShot by Sean Dacanay and edited by Justin Wolfson. VFX by John Cappello. Click here for transcript. And if you want a close-up peek at the awesome Ladd-style logo Aurich cooked up for this video, you can get that right here. Welcome back to "War Stories," an ongoing video series… Read more »
- After a remarkable resurrection, Firefly may reach space in 2019Enlarge / Testing a turbopump as the Sun sets in central Texas. (credit: Firefly) CEDAR PARK, Texas—Some four centuries ago, the sultan of the Ottoman Empire wearied of his bothersome neighbors in Eastern Europe. So Mehmed the Hunter, an Islamic holy warrior who reigned for four decades, wrote to the… Read more »
- Our favorite two-player board games, 2019 editionIf you're anything like us, Valentine's Day brings to mind iconic images of candlelit dinners, boxes of chocolate, roses, and, of course, board games. "What tabletop games are best for couples?" is a question we get all the time here at Ars Cardboard, and today we're answering (again) by reprising… Read more »
Quanta Magazine is an editorially independent online publication of the Simons Foundation covering developments in mathematics, theoretical physics, theoretical computer science and the basic life sciences.
- How to Find Simple Treasures in Complex NumbersFor our first Insights puzzle of 2019, let’s go on a treasure hunt. To prepare you for this adventure, let me start by giving you a valuable thought to ponder: It is possible for anyone to understand that “imaginary” numbers (numbers that contain the seemingly nonsensical square root of minus… Read more »
- Mysterious Quantum Rule Reconstructed From ScratchEveryone knows that quantum mechanics is an odd theory, but they don’t necessarily know why. The usual story is that it’s the quantum world itself that’s odd, with its superpositions, uncertainty and entanglement (the mysterious interdependence of observed particle states). All the theory does is reflect that innate peculiarity, right?… Read more »
- How the Brain Creates a Timeline of the PastIt began about a decade ago at Syracuse University, with a set of equations scrawled on a blackboard. Marc Howard, a cognitive neuroscientist now at Boston University, and Karthik Shankar, who was then one of his postdoctoral students, wanted to figure out a mathematical model of time processing: a neurologically… Read more »
- Smaller Is Better: Why Finite Number Systems Pack More PunchIt’s one thing to turn a cartwheel in an open field. It’s another to manage it in a tight space like a bathtub. And that, in a way, is the spirit of one of the most important results in number theory over the past two decades. The result has to… Read more »
- Artificial Intelligence Finds Ancient ‘Ghosts’ in Modern DNACould deep learning help paleontologists and geneticists hunt for ghosts? When modern humans first migrated out of Africa 70,000 years ago, at least two related species, now extinct, were already waiting for them on the Eurasian landmass. These were the Neanderthals and Denisovans, archaic humans who interbred with those early moderns,… Read more »
Space Exploration Technologies Corp., doing business as SpaceX, is a private American aerospace manufacturer and space transportation services company headquartered in Hawthorne, California. It was founded in 2002 by entrepreneur Elon Musk with the goal of reducing space transportation costs and enabling the colonization of Mars. SpaceX has since developed the Falcon launch vehicle family and the Dragon spacecraft family, which both currently deliver payloads into Earth orbit.
- Dragon Resupply Mission (CRS-16)Packed with about two tons of cargo and science, SpaceX’s Dragon spacecraft departed the International Space Station on Sunday, January 13. A parachute-assisted splashdown in the Pacific Ocean occurred at about 9:10 p.m. PST, just west of Baja California. That same evening, a recovery team secured Dragon on a boat… Read more »
- IRIDIUM-8 MISSIONOn Friday, January 11 at 7:31 a.m. PST, 15:31 UTC, SpaceX successfully launched the eighth and final set of satellites in a series of 75 total satellites for Iridium’s next generation global satellite constellation, Iridium NEXT. Falcon 9’s first stage delivered the second stage to its targeted orbit followed by… Read more »
- GPS III Space Vehicle 01 MissionOn Sunday, December 23rd at 5:51 a.m. PST, SpaceX successfully launched the United States Air Force’s first Global Positioning System III space vehicle (SV) from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. The satellite was deployed to its intended orbit approximately 1 hour and 56… Read more »
- Dragon Resupply Mission (CRS-16)On Wednesday, December 5, 2018, SpaceX launched its sixteenth Commercial Resupply Services mission (CRS-16) to the International Space Station. Liftoff occurred at 1:16 p.m. EST, or 18:16 UTC, from Space Launch Complex 40 (SLC-40) at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Florida. Read more »
- Spaceflight SSO-A: SmallSat Express MissionOn Monday, December 3rd at 10:34 a.m. PST, SpaceX successfully launched Spaceflight SSO-A: SmallSat Express to a low Earth orbit from Space Launch Complex 4E (SLC-4E) at Vandenberg Air Force Base, California. Carrying 64 payloads, this mission represented the largest single rideshare mission from a U.S.-based launch vehicle to date.… Read more »
The National Aeronautics and Space Administration is an independent agency of the United States Federal Government responsible for the civilian space program, as well as aeronautics and aerospace research. NASA was established in 1958, succeeding the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics.
- Florida Students to Speak with NASA Astronaut Aboard International Space StationUniversity and high school students from Florida will have an opportunity to talk with a NASA astronaut on the International Space Station next week. Read more »
- NASA Selects New Mission to Explore Origins of UniverseNASA has selected a new space mission that will help astronomers understand both how our universe evolved and how common are the ingredients for life in our galaxy’s planetary systems. Read more »
- NASA's Record-Setting Opportunity Rover Mission on Mars Comes to EndOne of the most successful and enduring feats of interplanetary exploration, NASA's Opportunity rover mission is at an end after almost 15 years exploring the surface of Mars and helping lay the groundwork for NASA’s return to the Red Planet. Read more »
- NASA Astronauts Available for Interviews Before Space Station MissionNASA astronauts Nick Hague and Christina Koch will be available for live satellite interviews Friday, Feb. 22, as they undergo final training before their launch to the International Space Station, scheduled for March 14. Read more »
- NASA to Share Results of Effort to Recover Mars Opportunity RoverNASA will discuss the status of its Mars Exploration Rover (MER) Opportunity in a media briefing at 2 p.m. EST (11 a.m. PST) Wednesday, Feb. 13, from the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) in Pasadena, California. The briefing will air live on NASA Television, the agency's website and YouTube. Read more »
MinutePhysics is an educational YouTube channel created by Henry Reich. The channel’s videos include time-lapsed drawing to explain physics-related topics in approximately one minute. As of November 2017, the channel has over 4 million subscribers.
The American Psychological Association is the largest scientific and professional organization of psychologists in the United States, with around 117,500 members including scientists, educators, clinicians, consultants, and students.
- Psychologist caters to needs of workers in big techIntegrated health team at Crossover Health provides care to employees of Silicon Valley companies. Read more »
- Supreme Court to review discrimination in jury selectionThe court will review a prosecutor’s practice of striking African-Americans from the juries of a case that went to trial six times. Read more »
- The more the merrier? Children with multiple siblings more susceptible to bullyingCompetition for limited resources within family may lead to fight for dominance, study says. Read more »
- The 2018 APA Dissertation Research Award recipientsForty graduate students received funding for their research. Read more »
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- Elon Musk says SpaceX is developing a 'bleeding' heavy-metal rocket ship. Making it work may be 100 times as hard as NASA's most difficult Mars mission, one expert says. - Business InsiderElon Musk says SpaceX is developing a 'bleeding' heavy-metal rocket ship. Making it work may be 100 times as hard as NASA's most difficult Mars mission, one expert says. Business InsiderChina's pouring serious money into potential rivals of SpaceX and Blue Origin CNBCElon Musk celebrates SpaceX hardware on Valentine's Day USA TODAYSpaceX: Elon… Read more »
- Space Photos of the Week: The Trail of Opportunity and More - WIREDSpace Photos of the Week: The Trail of Opportunity and More WIREDThis painting of NASA's late Mars rover Opportunity might make you sob CNETThe Sheer Distance Opportunity Roved Across Mars Still Has Us in Awe GizmodoOpinion: Good Night Oppy, A Farewell To NASA's Mars Rover NPRThe Opportunity Rover Lives On as 'Dungeons & Dragons'… Read more »
- NASA asteroid WARNING: Space rock taller than Eiffel Tower could SLAM into Earth in April - Express.co.ukNASA asteroid WARNING: Space rock taller than Eiffel Tower could SLAM into Earth in April Express.co.ukNASA wants to save Earth with an anti-asteroid DART | Watch This Space CNETNASA asteroid tracker: Asteroid discovered TWO DAYS AGO flying for Earth approach TONIGHT Express.co.ukNASA is shooting an asteroid with a giant DART to help save… Read more »
- NASA's lunar orbiter captured Chinese Chang'e-4 probe for third time - DunyaNews PakistanNASA's lunar orbiter captured Chinese Chang'e-4 probe for third time DunyaNews PakistanNew NASA images of China Chang'e 4 moon lander and rover QuartzChina's Landing Site on the Far Side of the Moon Now Has a Name Space.comView full coverage on Google News Read more »
- Today in science: The Chelyabinsk meteor - EarthSkyToday in science: The Chelyabinsk meteor EarthSkyOn February 15, 2013, a small incoming asteroid created a meteor - brighter than the sun - over Russia. It exploded in the air over the city of Chelyabinsk. Read more »