From Singularity to Home: Marie Howe’s Poetic Ode to Stephen Hawking and Our Cosmic Home

In honor of the brilliant physicist Stephen Hawking, who left us five years ago, poet Marie Howe crafted a celestial ode that delves into singularities and our profound connection to the cosmos. Explore this captivating poem in a featured video from The Marginalian, as we celebrate the legacy of Hawking and the poetic inspiration he […]

Spending time in space can harm the human body − but scientists are working to mitigate these risks before sending people to Mars

With NASA planning more missions to space in the future, scientists are studying how to mitigate health hazards that come with space flight. AP Photo/John Raoux Rachael Seidler, University of Florida When 17 people were in orbit around the Earth all at the same time on May 30, 2023, it set a record. With NASA […]

Unveiling the Science Behind Brewing the Perfect Cup of Coffee

If you’re a coffee enthusiast, you’re likely no stranger to the myriad of rules and advice on how to brew the perfect cup of coffee. Crafting that ideal cup might seem like an art form, but as you’ll see in the SciShow video below, it’s also deeply rooted in science, and the journey all begins […]

Exploring 6 Weird Units of Measurement We Still Use

Have you ever used a “Jiffy” to describe how fast you can do something? Or perhaps you’ve encountered a “Furlong” when reading about horse races? These seemingly outdated units still manage to sneak their way into our everyday conversations and even scientific discussions about dark matter. Let’s embark on a journey with Olivia Gordon to […]

How do flies find every stinky garbage dumpster? A biologist explains their sensory superpower

The blow fly’s antenna is a specialized organ that helps the fly detect food quicker than its competitors. heckepics/iStock via Getty Images Christine Picard, Indiana University Curious Kids is a series for children of all ages. If you have a question you’d like an expert to answer, send it to [email protected]. How do the green-and-blue […]

If anxiety is in my brain, why is my heart pounding? A psychiatrist explains the neuroscience and physiology of fear

In the face of a perceived threat, your body often activates a fight-or-flight response. George Peters/DigitalVision Vectors via Getty Images Arash Javanbakht, Wayne State University Heart in your throat. Butterflies in your stomach. Bad gut feeling. These are all phrases many people use to describe fear and anxiety. You have likely felt anxiety inside your […]

Experience the Magic of Mova Globes: Earth’s Dance in the Palm of Your Hand

Mova globes are amazing! The spheres uses light and Earth’s magnetic field to rotate without any additional power sources. Encased within a transparent outer shell, these globes offer a crystal-clear view of the planet’s intricate details. What sets them apart is the mesmerizing internal dance: while the outer shell remains stationary, an internal globe elegantly […]

Thailand’s Bun Bang Fai Festival – A Blast of Homemade Rockets and Community Joy

Get ready to witness a sky full of homemade rockets at Thailand’s annual Bun Bang Fai Festival in Ubon Ratchathan! From music and dance to spectacular rocket launches, this event brings together a tight-knit community of rocket enthusiasts. This annual festival is a celebration of creativity and community, as local villages and communities go head-to-head […]

Using Water to Safely Burn Away Persistent Forever Chemicals

Forever Chemicals, known as PFAS, are valuable to industries but often find their way into nature, contaminating drinking water and even entering our bloodstream. These persistent compounds linger for ages. Excitingly, scientists have developed a novel solution to eliminate them: utilizing water, or more precisely, supercritical water to burn away PFAS. [Reactions]