Originally conceived in China and Polynesia, these two concepts are ubiquitous in Western popular culture. They might also reveal something universal about the human experience.
Our science editor delivers news from Earth and space, including cosmic holograms, spraying aerosols into the atmosphere, and tardigrades on the moon.
The life cycle of stars is truly spectacular, often involving the creation of immense mass and the unimaginable movement of energy – at least from our earthly perspective.
Much of the physical world is invisible to us – none more so than the concepts of dark companions, dark matter and dark energy in astronomy.
The idea of 'absolute time' is an illusion. Physics and subjective experience reveal why.
Researchers dramatically improve the accuracy of a number that connects fundamental forces.
A new study found similarities between the human brain and the cosmic network of galaxies.
The study identified superhabitable planets outside of our solar system.
Sir Roger Penrose claims our universe has been through multiple Big Bangs, with more coming.
For centuries, people have wondered what the universe is really made of. According to some radical scientists, information data are at the root of all that exists.
Existential dread, meet astronomical wonder.
Our sun has been burning for 4.5 billion years, but it was not the first of its kind – those stars belong in a corner of the universe that spans 14 billion years.
With a head full of astrophysics and the help of a certain method called ‘abstraction’, it’s possible to suggest that everything – including you, Dear Reader – is snow.
The Stoic philosophers of ancient Greece believed that breath played a fundamental role in structuring cosmic existence.
Astronomer Paweł Preś talks about geomagnetic storms, drunk photons, and why the sun is much more powerful than we could ever imagine.