Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica
Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica
Physicists Created Bubbles That Can Last for Over a Year
If you've ever blown bubbles, you know how quickly they burst. Now French researchers have concocted a type that stays intact for hundreds of days.
A Staple of Sci-Fi Space Travel Will Likely Remain a Fantasy
Physicists say an interstellar engine popularized in the ’60s is technically feasible, but it would take a more advanced civilization to build one.
Glowing Worms Could Shed Light On the Secrets of Regeneration
Cut a panther worm into thirds and each section will grow a new body. Researchers injected some with a fluorescent protein to study how.
A 3D-Printed Chicken Breast Was Cooked With Frickin’ Lasers
Engineers at Columbia University developed a system that can simultaneously produce and heat food with precision.
How the Cuttlefish’s Robust Memory System Defies Old Age
This cephalopod is the only known animal that doesn’t exhibit age-related deterioration when recalling specific events.
With Kate, Netflix Is Still Looking for Its Own John Wick
A new trailer for the action thriller starring Mary Elizabeth Winstead shows a familiar premise.
3D Imaging Shows How Shark Guts Work Like a Tesla Valve
Using CT scans and 3D modeling, researchers found the fish’s spiral digestive system is analogous to Nikola Tesla’s ingenious check valve design.
How Mockingbirds Compose Songs Just Like Beethoven
The birds aren’t producing sounds at random. Some of their strategies are surprisingly similar to ones used by humans.
A New Type of Supernova Unlocks Old Stellar Mysteries
The discovery of a rare “electron-capture” supernova provides crucial insight for understanding the Crab Nebula.
The Mystery of Betelgeuse's Dimming Has Finally Been Solved
Astronomers say a cold patch and a stellar burp are behind the star's strange dip in brightness.
AI Helps Prove Two Scribes Wrote Text of a Dead Sea Scroll
Most scholars thought the Isaiah Scroll was copied by a single author. New handwriting analysis just revealed otherwise.
Archaeologists Unearth a ‘Lost Golden City’ in Egypt
The Luxor finding has been called "the second most important archaeological discovery" since King Tut's tomb.
A New Snapshot of a Black Hole Reveals Its Mysterious Physics
The Event Horizon Telescope’s groundbreaking image provides clues into how the cosmic phenomena gobble up matter.
The ‘Lamborghini’ of Chariots Was Just Unearthed Near Pompeii
Most of the vehicles uncovered so far have been akin to modern-day station wagons. This one's a straight-up sports car.
Humanity Is in Danger of Becoming Obsolete in LX 2048
Director Guy Moshe talks about the ambitious scale and preternatural timeliness of his new sci-fi film.
A Rocket From 1966 Has Found Its Way Back to Earth’s Orbit
More than 50 years after its course correction failure, Surveyor 2’s rocket booster seems to have reappeared.
High-Energy X-Rays Reveal the Secrets of Ancient Egyptian Ink
Analysis of 12 papyrus fragments from the Tebtunis Temple suggests that certain paint techniques were developed and used well before the 15th Century.
How the Venus Flytrap ‘Remembers’ When It Captures Prey
The carnivorous plant is believed to have something akin to a short-term "memory." A team of scientists has uncovered new details on how it works.