An Asteroid Is Headed for Earth Just Before Election Day

An Asteroid Is Headed for Earth Just Before Election Day

Increasingly, when I consider the fact that we are a mere two months and change away from one of (if not the) most pivotal and precarious elections
A Fleet of Computers Helps Settle a 90-Year-Old Math Problem

A Fleet of Computers Helps Settle a 90-Year-Old Math Problem

A team of mathematicians has finally finished off Keller's conjecture, but not by working it out themselves. Instead, they taught a fleet of
Follow NASA's Perseverance rover in real time on its way to Mars

Follow NASA's Perseverance rover in real time on its way to Mars

The Mars 2020 Perseverance mission lifted off from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on July 30. NASA's Eyes on the Solar System tool lets you track the
Beyond

Beyond

In 1950, Italian-American physicist Enrico Fermi sat down to lunch with some of his colleagues at the Los Alamos National Laboratory, where he had

This NASA Animation Shows What It's Really Like to Travel Close to The Speed of Light

If you're a fan of science fiction, chances are you encountered a few franchises where humanity has spread throughout the known Universe. The ships
Giant Panda Mama Welcomes Baby Cub at National Zoo Friday Evening

Giant Panda Mama Welcomes Baby Cub at National Zoo Friday Evening

The pink, squeaking infant is about the size of a stick of butter and will be named in 100 days smithsonianmag.com A healthy giant panda cub was born

Tardigrades Have DNA Armour, And We Just Got Closer to Understanding How It Works

Radiation that would reduce the DNA inside our own cells into genetic confetti is no match for the microscopic tough-guy known as a tardigrade, and

Genomic analysis reveals many animal species may be vulnerable to SARS-CoV-2 infection

Humans are not the only species facing a potential threat from SARS-CoV-2, the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19, according to a new study from

There were serious flaws with reports that a study found neck fleeces are worse than not wearing a mask at all

tIn a widely reported study, researchers at Duke University studied how to test the efficacy of face masks.tReports suggested the study compared the

Facebook is training robot assistants to hear as well as see

The algorithms build on FAIR's work in January of this year, when an agent was trained in Habitat to navigate unfamiliar environments without a map.