Category: Life

“Super-Hero Alien Hunter”–China Offering $1 Million for Western Chief Scientist to Run Its New FAST Radio Telescope

“Super-Hero Alien Hunter”–China Offering $1 Million for Western Chief Scientist to Run Its New FAST Radio Telescope

With a dish the size of 30 football fields, China’s new FAST radio telescope, which measures 500 meters in diameter, dwarfs Puerto Rico’s 300-meter Arecibo Observatory. Having the world’s largest and most powerful new...

Why Looking for Aliens Is Good for Society (Even If There Aren’t Any)

Why Looking for Aliens Is Good for Society (Even If There Aren’t Any)

The search for life elsewhere in the universe is one of the most compelling aspects of modern science. Given its scientific importance, significant resources are devoted to this young science of astrobiology, ranging from rovers...

If the Sun Is 93 Million Miles Away, Why Can’t We Look Directly at It?

If the Sun Is 93 Million Miles Away, Why Can’t We Look Directly at It?

Regardless of where you observe the eclipse, it’s important not to look directly at the sun with the naked eye. To understand why, think of a child using a magnifying glass outside to burn holes in...

Finding Extraterrestrial Life May Rely on Identifying Traces Rather Than Aliens

Finding Extraterrestrial Life May Rely on Identifying Traces Rather Than Aliens

When the famous 15th-century inventor and scientist Leonardo da Vinci examined petrified shells with borings in them long ago, he had a remarkable insight. The strange fossilized formations, he determined, were likely left behind...

Addiction

Addiction

What causes addiction? Easy, right? Drugs cause addiction. But maybe it is not that simple.

Here are the Big Benefits of Adding 10 Minutes of Mobility Work to Your Daily Routine

Here are the Big Benefits of Adding 10 Minutes of Mobility Work to Your Daily Routine

As you get older, such things start happening more and more and you notice that you can’t bounce back as quickly or go as hard as you once did. What the heck is going...