To understand the history of climate change, researchers are digging underneath the ocean floor where organisms and plants have accumulated in sediment over millennia. Maureen Raymo studies this science of paleoclimatology using a vast collection of materials at Columbia University’s…
By Hari Sreenivasan, Sam Weber, Connie Kargbo, Theresa Lewis
The massive slabs of Earth’s crust might have started their journey more than 3.5 billion years ago.
By Shannon Hall, Scientific American
Uranus’ weirdness takes a fresh form via a new model of its magnetosphere, just as NASA mulls a return to the icy giant.
By Nsikan Akpan
Dungy's new collection of poetry asks us, in spite of the pain or difficulty of being human today, to find joy and vibrancy in our experiences.
By Elizabeth Flock
By Lee Billings, Scientific American
Astronomers find an exoplanet that could be habitable—and it’s as close to us as it could possibly be.
Because apparently it’s still an open debate...?…
By Alexandra Sarabia
NASA tracked all 26 letters of the English alphabet using only satellite imagery and astronaut photography.
By Sean Carroll
Albert Einstein's theories of relativity state nothing in the universe is constant, except light. Sean Carroll, a CalTech theoretical physicist, explores the mind-bending consequences.
By Carey Reed
Just in time for the supermoon lunar eclipse, here are eight things you may not have known about the moon.
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