Space, Physics, and Math
Alan Lightman’s new book highlights humanity’s struggle to find lasting answers in a world defined by change
Some scientists question if the guiding lights of theoretical physics have gone out, and all wonder where the field will go next
One astronomer thinks failed stars will help us understand the origins of celestial objects
Saturn orbiter Cassini traveled nearly 5 billion miles on less than four tons of fuel
In many ways, these little microbes are better prepared for space travel than we are
Here’s how it affects you (and how we study it)
In the world of avalanche forecasting, manual methods are state of the art. But meteorologists are honing a computer model for the job
A tale of two identical earthquakes
New evidence suggests tiny solar flares heat the sun's atmosphere to thousands of times the temperature of its surface.
Social media made us love—and mourn—a space robot
Enthusiasm to send people to Mars may dampen knowing the health risks of exposure to space radiation — something we still don’t know how to fix
A primer on paleontologists’ favorite time-stamping technique
What makes these boulders ring?
A woman astronomer’s 20-year quest to find 100 Earth-like planets is within reach
The twin paradox shows how approaching the speed of light alters both time and space