Theories

Temple of Time

Scientists Think These Ancient Carvings Depict an Apocalyptic Comet Impact

Deciphering the mysterious “Vulture Stone” at the 11,500-year-old ruins of Göbekli Tepe.
Becky Ferreira
5.3.17
Space

Are the Aliens Trying to Extinguish an Entire Star?

Megastructures were just the beginning.
Michael Byrne
8.6.16
APOCALYPSE

Scientists Model the Epic Cloud of Smoke that May Have Killed the Dinosaurs

Atmospheric soot may explain why crocodilians endured the fallout while dinosaurs perished.
Becky Ferreira
7.14.16
News

Elon Musk Says There’s a ‘One in Billions’ Chance Reality Is Not a Simulation

​Elon Musk says he firmly believes reality is a simulation created by a superintelligence.
Jason Koebler
6.2.16
YouTube

Meet the Truthers Who Are Certain SpaceX Faked Its Rocket Landing

It's this generation's moon landing.
Jason Koebler
4.13.16
Features

The People Who Believe Electricity Rules the Universe

"Electric universe" theory is at odds with everything modern science has determined about the universe. Yet something about it sparks fervor in the hearts of believers.
Sarah Scoles
2.18.16
Space

The 'Soft Hair' on Stephen Hawking's Black Holes

A step toward solving the black hole information paradox.
Michael Byrne
1.10.16
history

100 Years After Einstein's Relativity, We're Still Just Figuring Gravity Out

The most apparent of forces is still far and away the most mysterious of them.
Michael Byrne
11.29.15
News

The 'Sharpest Picture Yet' of the Higgs Boson

Two experiments at the Large Hadron Collider combine forces to give new precision to the elusive particle's properties.
Victoria Turk
9.1.15
uk

These Scientists Say There Could Be Life on Rosetta’s Comet

It's a radical explanation for Comet 67P's features.
Victoria Turk
7.6.15
Life

A Far Out Theory Asks If Underground Life Could Live Off Cosmic Rays

And we might be able to find such life right here on Earth—hypothetically, of course.
Graham Templeton
6.18.15
Culture

The Science Guide to Game of Thrones

A roundup of all the times scientists have tried to explain Westerosi phenomena.
Becky Ferreira
6.16.15
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