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    The Dark Universe

    Discover how scientists are trying to unravel two great mysteries of cosmology.

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    Einstein’s Legacy

    His life, work, and the continued quest to unravel the mysteries of his relativity theory.

Science + Technology

Science Fiction as Science Fact

Why is some science fiction so good at predicting actual science?

Ants in Space

By studying how the ants adjust their behavior to cope with near-zero gravity conditions, scientists could improve the algorithms autonomous robots follow to search disaster scenes for survivors.

How ‘Spock’s Brain’ Inspired Ion Propulsion

This Star Trek episode inspired a NASA engineer. Fascinating.

Through the Eyes of Dr. Roman Vishniac

“But in nature, every bit of life is lovely.”

Strange Brew: Space Roar | Space Travel Agents | Monet’s Ultraviolet Eyes

Strange Brew: Space Roar, Space Travel Agents, and Monet’s Ultraviolet Eye

Strange Brew is a concoction of cutting-edge discoveries, fascinating anecdotes and amazing tidbits.

Ferrofluid Sculptures, Waitomo Caves, and the Shrinking Y Chromosome

Strange Brew: Ferrofluid Sculptures, Glowing Caves, and the Shrinking Y

Strange Brew is a concoction of cutting-edge discoveries, fascinating anecdotes and amazing tidbits.