This Breakthrough in Lab-Grown Meat Could Make it Look Like Real Flesh

We need to talk about meat. Unless you’re a practicing vegan or vegetarian, you’re probably getting a large percentage of your protein from livestock like cows, pigs, and chickens. Now I’m not here to judge your eating habits. I’m addicted to the taste of flesh myself, but our meat-heavy diets are bad for the planet. […]

1942: UChicago’s race to the first nuclear reaction

RACHEL BRONSON: So in 1939, the world is in a desperate situation. The Nazis are on the move. They seem unstoppable. ROBERT ROSNER: The Germans attacked Poland, Netherlands, Belgium, and the French. They were ruthless. They demonstrated their ruthlessness. RACHEL BRONSON: They seem capable and willing to execute a war of total domination. And the […]

What Countries Have Nuclear Weapons?

There are numerous military conflicts, border disputes and all out wars happening right now. With all of these international conflicts comes the question of escalation. How far will they go? Could any one of these conflicts escalate enough to cause a nuclear war? To answer that we first have to look at which countries actually […]

The World’s First Photo of Quantum Entanglement Could Disprove Einstein’s Theory

Albert Einstein was, there’s no other word for it, a genius. The man conceived of special and general relativity, theories that have been breaking brains since the early 1900s. But when it came to the idea that two particles can be entangled, and an effect on one could be instantaneously felt by the other even […]

Continents Are Cracking, What Will They Look Like in the Future?

You’re probably too young to remember, but at one point, almost all the Earth’s landmass was clumped into one gigantic supercontinent called Pangea. Land was like you and your friends from high school: one tightly knit bunch. But then you graduate, people move away, you lose touch, and suddenly it’s 250 million years later and […]

The Dark Energy Survey Revealed New Origins of Stars in Our Galaxy

For years now, astronomers have been looking at the sky to try and find dark energy — energy that mathematically should exist, but that we’re not sure how to detect, or where to find. To detect the undetectable, scientists build increasingly sensitive telescopes and point them at the sky to do a survey. And one […]

How Close Are We to Downloading the Human Brain?

Someday our bodies are going to break down and we’ll die. Our brain will decay and disappear forever.But, what if it didn’t have to? Right now there are scientists around the world working on technology that could one day take your brain, and possibly your consciousness, and upload it onto a computer. This would be […]

How Big Is a Proton Anyway? This Decade-Long Debate May Have Just Been Solved

The subatomic realm can be a confusing place, but you would think that we’ve studied atoms long enough to at least understand their most basic properties. Things like how big a proton is. And based on several experiments, scientists had thought they had a pretty good handle on it too. Until an ingenious 2010 experiment […]

This Nuclear Robot Could Tunnel for Alien Life on Europa

Right now, you’re looking at a rendering of a nuclear-powered tunneling robot designed to find life on Europa. Look at that big ol’ alaskan bull worm! At the American Geophysical Union’s conference in December 2018, scientists gathered from around the world to present their concepts for future space missions. There were dragonfly inspired drones for […]

The UK Is Racing to Build the World’s First Commercial Fusion Power Plant

We’re struggling to figure out what the future of sustainable energy looks like on our planet, and there are a lot of different directions we could go. The UK, however, made a bold move when they recently announced a huge investment in a prototype fusion power facility that could be functioning as a commercial power […]