Why there won’t be a robot uprising any time soon

There’s no need to panic about the future of robotics, say Ruth Aylett and Patricia Vargas,…

Asteroid Bennu now has a greater chance of hitting Earth through 2300, but still slim

Bennu is one of the most hazardous known asteroids in our solar system. Thanks to a…

Digital Addictions Are Drowning Us in Dopamine

Rising rates of depression and anxiety in wealthy countries like the U.S. may be a result…

Three volcanoes are erupting at the same time in Alaska

The simultaneous eruptions have been going on for more than a week but do not currently…

Thank the Babylonians, not Pythagoras, for trigonometry

Most every kid learns a² + b² = c² in math. Pythagoras, right? Wrong. Babylonians used…

Tusk reveals woolly mammoth’s massive lifetime mileage

Scientists have analysed the chemistry locked inside the tusk of a woolly mammoth to work out…

Virgin Galactic resumes ticket sales but delays start of commercial service

WASHINGTON — Virgin Galactic announced Aug. 5 it is restarting ticket sales at significantly higher prices…

Planets similar to those in our solar system found around nearby star

An array of planets with similarities to some in our solar system have been found around…

Light detected behind a black hole for the first time

For the first time, scientists have detected light from behind a black hole, and it fulfills…

Why did the space station briefly lose control? Engineers will investigate

The International Space Station performed an unexpected backflip after a thruster fired, though officials said astronauts…