‘Night Sky’: JK Simmons on his new sci-fi series (exclusive)

Ever dream of having your own private portal to a distant planet where you could kick back and watch shooting stars dance across an alien sunset? Amazon Prime Video’s new sci-fi thriller, “Night Sky” delivers just such a fantastic destination in their latest puzzle-box offering that enters our orbit starting today (May 20) to join … Read more

A century ago, Alexander Friedmann envisioned the universe’s expansion.

For millennia, the universe did a pretty good job of keeping its secrets from science. Ancient Greeks thought the universe was a sphere of fixed stars surrounding smaller spheres carrying planets around the central Earth. Even Copernicus, who in the 16th century correctly replaced the Earth with the sun, viewed the universe as a single … Read more

Ghostly Unseen “Mirror World” Might Be Cause of Cosmic Controversy With Hubble Constant

An unseen ‘mirror world’ of particles that interacts with our world only via gravity may be key to solving the Hubble constant problem, according to new research. According to new research, an unseen ‘mirror world’ of particles that interacts with our world only via gravity might be the key to solving a major puzzle in … Read more

Teen-designed tech could expand access for people with disabilities

ATLANTA, Ga. – While procrastinating on homework, Seoyoung Jun closed one eye and successfully picked up her pencil holder. She realized that orienting herself in a 3-D space did not require both eyes. This surprised her. With research, she learned that the brain can process 3-D information without any vision at all. And with that, … Read more

No, scientists did not discover the cause of SIDS. Here’s what they did find.

Last week, a new study about Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) went viral after news headlines and social media posts proclaimed that scientists had discovered the root cause of the condition. And a press release describing the research asserted that, thanks to the “breakthrough” finding, SIDS “may soon be a thing of the past.” However, … Read more

Scientists May Have Discovered the Mechanism Behind Mysterious COVID-19 Symptoms

Scientists have found a biological mechanism that has never been described before, which may help explain the disturbed blood coagulation that has often been observed in n patients with serious and long-term COVID-19. In patients with serious and long-term[{” attribute=””>COVID-19, disrupted blood coagulation has often been observed. Now, researchers at Linköping University (LiU), Sweden, have … Read more

Showcasing Africa’s contributions to science

Adji Bousso Dieng is passionate about nurturing science and technology education in Africa.Credit: Sameer A. Khan Voices from Africa In a further instalment of a series about the career experiences of African scientists, Adji Bousso Dieng shares how Africans who’ve succeeded in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) can give back to the continent. Dieng, … Read more

Biological Science Rejects the Sex Binary, and That’s Good for Humankind – The Wire Science

Photo: Ruvim Noga / Unsplash At the recent US Supreme Court confirmation hearings for Ketanji Brown Jackson, a senator triggered controversy when she asked Jackson to define the word “woman”. After Jackson declined, several Republican congresspeople chimed in with definitions that ranged from dubious to shocking, including “the weaker sex” and “someone who has a … Read more

Encalife Atmosphere Smart Galaxy Star Projector review

Specifications Size: 16 x 7 x 16cmBulb Type: LED and laserRotation: YesSleep timer: YesSpeaker: NoProjection Surface: Not specified While there are many star projectors featured in our best star projectors buying guide, the Encalife Atmosphere Smart Galaxy Star Projector is one of the only models we’ve reviewed that has some exciting smart capabilities. That means … Read more

Scientists Discover “Ghost” Fossils – “Completely Unexpected”

The images show the impressions of a collapsed cell-wall covering (a coccosphere) on the surface of a fragment of ancient organic matter (left) with the individual plates (coccoliths) enlarged to show the exquisite preservation of sub-micron-scale structures ( right). The blue image is inverted to give a virtual fossil cast, ie, to show the original … Read more