The world lost one of its brightest lights on March 14, 2018, when Stephen Hawking passed at the age of 76. The Cambridge University professor was one of the greatest scientific minds of our time, spending his life pondering the cosmos and human origins, doing so with extreme curiosity and humor. Author, professor, and lecturer, Hawking also sprinkled in occasional film and television appearances throughout his life, bringing his love of science to a wider public.
A group of University of Rochester scientists are currently studying the effects of global warming by drilling ice cores from...
If someone told you that the human race is very close to living forever, what would you say?
Ever wonder what an atom looks like? These building blocks of ordinary matter are a million times smaller than a strand of hair, making them impossible to see, even under a microscope. That is, until now. David Nadlinger, a Ph.D. student in University of Oxford Department of Physics, just won the top prize at the science photography competition organized by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) for his groundbreaking image of an atom.
The ancient Maya civilization has remained a mystery for centuries, hampered by the thick Central American jungle that has made...
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Photographer Justin Zoll builds what he calls “nature's smallest landscapes,” building up psychedelic images of chemical substances through photomicrography. Placing crystallized substances like menthol and ascorbic acid under a microscope, Zoll is able to capture incredible, abstract panoramas that at first glance, seem more like the work of an Abstract Expressionist than a photographer.
Ever wonder when the next supermoon or lunar eclipse will be taking place?
Researchers have recently discovered an unusual dinosaur that appears to be a combination of a colorful hummingbird and a velociraptor.
Our world is rapidly urbanizing, with a little over half the world's population living in an urban setting as of 2015. It's a rapid rise from the mid-20th century, when only 30% of the world called a city their home. And, interestingly, even those who don't live directly within a bustling city find urban areas readily accessible, according to a new study published in Nature by the University of Oxford’s Malaria Atlas Project.
In 2017, we were treated to a total solar eclipse and now, get ready for another rare celestial event when,...