Could a simple materials change make electric car batteries able to four times more energy? Scientists in South Korea think so. In a new paper in the American Chemical Society’s Nano Letters, a research
The “fates of humans and insects are intertwined”, scientists have said, with the huge declines reported in some places only the “tip of the iceberg”. The warning has been issued by 25 experts from around
Novelist Celeste Ng has shared a head-scratching system of equations that her 9-year-old son apparently made up over dinner: She’s right—using simultaneous equations does get really complicated, and if
Boing Boing has tracked down a mesmerizing video that shows an anvil floating in a vat of mercury. Science YouTuber CodyDon Reeder has nearly 2 million subscribers to his channel Cody’s Lab. In this video,
"Somewhere in that little bright speck, I was sitting at my desk." Thirty years ago today, NASA’s Voyager 1 spacecraft had already traveled well beyond the realm of the planets and was shooting toward
A college student in New Zealand tried to sell a “potential” nuclear reactor on a local version of Craigslist. The young man says his goal was to raise money for his tuition. He also says the plasma reactor
NASA recently released an updated of one of the most famous images in space history: Voyager 1’s long-distance photograph of a tiny, fragile Earth, all alone in the dark expanse of space. Modern image-processing
Somewhere in space, two neutron stars slowly orbit one another. Their slow dance would have a cataclysmic ending. They were doomed to collide, to merge in a spectacular display of gravitational wave fireworks.
Scientists have identified a short-lived isotope of gold with a wobbly nucleus. The isotope is created by a nuclear reaction, and the research team believes the nucleus wobbles because of one extra nucleon.