Environmental psychology – the study of how our natural and built surroundings influence us as individuals – suggests that too much order can be of social detriment.
Our science editor delivers news from Earth and space, including the James Webb Space Telescope, the sun’s Nemesis, and the longest thunderbolt ever recorded.
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.
What analogies and metaphors might be useful in describing the processes of planets and stars in our solar system?
Astrobiologist Janusz Pętkowski talks about whether extra-terrestrial life might exist on the planet Venus.
When we look up into the sky, towards the stars and beyond – to the entire universe itself – it is sometimes hard not to be overcome with a sense existential loneliness.
Psychedelics offer a sense of expansive connectedness, just like astronauts have felt looking back to Earth from space.
Paradoxically, it was only after we flew into space that we discovered the Earth – as these three photos of our planet illustrate.
The observable universe is a big place that has been around for more than 13 billion years. Up to two trillion galaxies made up of something like 20,000 billion billion stars surround our home galaxy. In the milky way alone scientists assume there are some 40 billion earth like planets in the habitable zone of their stars. When we look at these numbers it is hard to imagine that there is nobody else out there.
Humans love to explore. Strangely enough even horrible places – like Mars. Let’s see how building a Mars base could work and how insanely nerve-wracking exactly it would be.
What is the largest star in the Universe? And why is it that large? And what ARE stars anyway?
The Space Race was a secretive time for the Soviets. So secretive, that the cosmic spacecraft watercolours painted by the Russian architect Galina Balashova have been completely forgotten. Written by Konstanty Usenko.