Hard Science

The future isn't just about what we can build or engineer through technology. Scientists are making groundbreaking discoveries and achieving remarkable breakthroughs in the fields of mathematics, chemistry, astrophysics, biology, and quantum mechanics. And we're doing it every week.  We'll cover the biggest ones by breaking down complex research papers and analyzing the implications of their content.

Either Stars are Strange, or 234 Alien Species Are Trying to Contact Us

The answer seems obvious.

November 21, 2017

There’s a Metal That Conducts Electricity but Not Heat

VO2 could be used to make new window coatings that improve energy use in buildings.

November 21, 2017

We Can Observe Memories Being Passed Down Through Generations

These memories could help us fight Alzheimer's and cancer.

November 21, 2017

Harvard Scientists Made a Material That Creates Completely New States of Light

"There is nothing in nature that can do this."

November 20, 2017

Is Dark Matter Decay Causing Antimatter to Smash into Planet Earth?

This dark matter theory doesn't sit well with everyone.

November 20, 2017

A New Breakthrough Could Make Organic Electronics Far More Efficient

The new process improves the conductivity of organic semiconductors by a power of a million.

November 19, 2017

In First-Ever Demonstration, Researchers Show Ultrafast Light Pulses Can Trigger Neurons to Fire

This could lead to "opto-ceutical" methods for treating mental health disorders.

November 18, 2017

Measurements From CERN Suggest the Possibility of a New Physics

"It would be revolutionary for our fundamental understanding of the universe."

November 18, 2017

Genetically Modified Beetles Grew a Fully Functional Third Eye

If you needed proof that scientists can re-engineer life, here it is.

November 17, 2017

New Zealand May Use Genetic Tech to Wipe Out “Undesirable” Species

The proposal would have the nation using gene drives to kill off a number of mammals.

November 16, 2017
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