Fiction Science

Starshot … Not? Get a Reality Check on the Search for Alien Civilizations

Fortunately, the real-world search for signs of extraterrestrial civilizations doesn’t have to deal with an alien armada like the one…

2 months ago

How Startups on Earth Could Blaze a Trail for Cities on Mars

If future explorers manage to set up communities on Mars, how will they pay their way? What’s likely to be…

3 months ago

Why Serious Scientists Are Mesmerized by the Multiverse

The multiverse may be a cool (and convenient) concept for comic books and superhero movies, but why do scientists take…

4 months ago

Get a Reality Check on Plans to Build Cities in Space

Elon Musk and Jeff Bezos may harbor multibillion-dollar dreams of sending millions of people to live on Mars, on the moon and inside free-flying…

7 months ago

‘Her Space, Her Time’ Reveals the Hidden Figures of Physics

Quick: Name a woman scientist. Chances are the name you came up with is Marie Curie, the physicist and chemist…

7 months ago

How Will We the Find First Signs of Alien Life — and When?

When will we find evidence for life beyond Earth? And where will that evidence be found? University of Arizona astronomer Chris…

10 months ago

Chasing SpaceX: The Commercial Space Race Gets a Reality Check

Can anyone keep up with SpaceX in the commercial space race? It might be one of the four companies profiled…

1 year ago

Will Earth’s Follies Take Root on Mars? Black Comedy Explores the Frontier

The world's richest human wants to build a city on Mars: Fifty years ago, Elon Musk's vision of our future…

2 years ago

Why Believing in the Multiverse Isn’t Madness

What is the multiverse? The idea that the universe we inhabit is just one of many parallel universes gets a…

2 years ago

Scientist sees deep meaning in black holes after Event Horizon Telescope’s triumph

Why are black holes so alluring? You could cite plenty of reasons: They’re matter-gobbling monsters, making them the perfect plot device…

3 years ago