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Idea/Astronomy

What high-speed astronomy can tell us about the galactic zoo

Christopher Kochanek

Video/Cosmology

The Sun – our steady, reliable companion – tells a very different story up close

4 minutes

Idea/Physics

The idea of creating a new universe in the lab is no joke

Zeeya Merali

Video/Space Exploration

A tour of Mars assembled from NASA images reveals a wondrous but uninviting planet

5 minutes

Idea/Astronomy

Dwarf planetary systems will transform the hunt for alien life

Amaury Triaud & Michaël Gillon

Video/Cosmology

A journey from the Himalayas to the edge of our cosmic horizon in space and time

7 minutes

Essay/Cosmology

Echoes of a black hole

Ripples in space-time could herald the demise of general relativity and its replacement by a quantum theory of gravity

Sabine Hossenfelder

Idea/History of Science

How many great minds does it take to invent a telescope?

Thony Christie

Idea/Cosmology

Our Universe is too vast for even the most imaginative sci-fi

Michael Strauss

Video/Astronomy

The plodding photon, or how the speed of light looks sluggish on a galactic scale

45 minutes

Idea/Physics

Why we can stop worrying and love the particle accelerator

Joel Frohlich

Idea/Cosmology

Has dogma derailed the scientific search for dark matter?

Pavel Kroupa

ORIGINAL
Video/Astronomy

When we look for aliens, why do we always find ourselves staring back?

5 minutes

Video/Space Exploration

Imagine alien signals are detected. Here’s what happens next

3 minutes

Idea/History of Science

Opposition to Galileo was scientific, not just religious

Christopher Graney

Video/Ecology & Environmental Sciences

What else do we lose when we lose sight of the stars?

3 minutes

Idea/Cosmology

Gravitational waves will bring the extreme universe into view

Daniel Hoak

Idea/Astronomy

The struggle of women in science is written in the stars

Leila A McNeill

Idea/Astronomy

How the face of a distant star reveals our place in the cosmos

Rachael Roettenbacher

Video/Astronomy

Experience the eerie serenity of 100,000 asteroids in orbit

3 minutes

Video/Space Exploration

What it’s like to land on a comet 300 million miles away

4 minutes

Video/Deep Time

It might be our placid nocturnal companion, but the Moon has a turbulent past

3 minutes

Idea/Cosmology

How far beyond Earth will we go to safeguard our species?

Paul Gilster

Essay/Cosmology

Life rocks

Could meteorites be akin to lifeboats from other planets? Or do they reveal more about life on Earth than off it?

Philip Ball

Idea/Stories & Literature

Why our imagination for alien life is so impoverished

Philip Ball

Essay/Astronomy

Life on Mars

In a white dome on a bare mountain, six of us are road-testing life in a Martian colony. This is what I’ve learned so far

Sheyna Gifford

Idea/Astronomy

Landing on alien worlds is our highest form of exploration

Chris McKay

ORIGINAL
Video/Astronomy

Finding alien life raises huge ethical questions. Finding we’re alone does, too

6 minutes

Video/Astronomy

Let the Sun’s invisible solar winds wash over you in ultra high-definition video

30 minutes

Essay/Astronomy

The superfluid Universe

Quantum effects are not just subatomic: they can be expressed across galaxies, and solve the puzzle of dark matter

Sabine Hossenfelder