Discovery

asteroids

Scientists Discover the Closest Known Asteroid to the Sun

It's one of 19 asteroids that have been detected within Earth's orbit.
Becky Ferreira
2.8.19
GOOD or BAD

Is ‘Star Trek: Discovery’ GOOD or BAD?

Motherboard writers beef.
Jordan Pearson & Kaleigh Rogers
10.13.17
waspy stardust

This Freaky 100-Million-Year-Old Wasp Was Named for David Bowie

One day, you’re relaxing on a Cretaceous tree chillin’ with some dinos. The next day, you’re trapped in amber for 100 million years.
Becky Ferreira
6.23.17
our ancestors

Homo Sapiens Have Been on Earth 100,000 Years Longer Than We Thought

A new discovery rewrites human history.
Bryson Masse
6.7.17
space computers

How the Humble CPU Launched NASA’s Golden Age of Space Exploration

Even today, retro-computing is carrying humanity to the edge of interstellar space.
John Wenz
5.28.17
Looking a Gift Horse in the Genome

Ancient Ritually Sacrificed Stallions Reveal How Humans Changed Horse Genetics

A tale of sepulchral chambers and Y chromosomes.
Becky Ferreira
4.27.17
Science Solved It

Solved Mysteries Are Way Better than Unsolved Ones

Our new podcast explores the world's greatest mysteries that were solved by science.
Kaleigh Rogers
4.18.17
One lab's trash

TFW the Radioactive Garbage from your Lab Turns Out to Be a Potential Cancer Treatment

Sometimes your particle accelerator does more than you bargained for.
Kaleigh Rogers
2.17.17
dinosaurs

Paleontologists Find Fossils of a Pregnant, 245-Million-Year-Old Sea Reptile

It's the first time live birth has been observed in an archosauromorph, the reptilian parent group from which dinosaurs, birds, and crocodilians derive.
Becky Ferreira
2.14.17
nasa

NASA Announces Exotic Asteroid Missions, Fueling Space Mining Hopes

Lucy will visit six of Jupiter’s Trojan asteroids, while Psyche will aim for the exposed, metal-rich core of an ancient protoplanet.
Becky Ferreira
1.4.17
2016

The Top 10 Scientific Discoveries that Renewed Our Faith in Humanity This Year

Not everything this year was shit, we promise.
Kaleigh Rogers
12.31.16
mental health

Why Depression Makes Chemotherapy Less Effective in Cancer Patients

Cancer patients experiencing mild depression survived 200 days longer than their severely depressed counterparts.
Daniel Oberhaus
12.22.16
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