Technology

Space Photos of the Week: Cassini's Curtain Call

Before it crashed onto Saturn, the spacecraft captured images of the most photogenic planet in our Solar System.

It's Not Just the Extreme Heat. It's the Extreme Humidity

A new study shows rising humidity and temperatures are colliding in places like the US Gulf Coast, decades ahead of projections, and...

Coming Soon: A Nuclear Reactor—With a 3D-Printed Core

A nuclear reactor core is one of the most extreme human-made environments on the planet. These scientists just figured out how to...

What’s the Strange Ailment Affecting Kids With Covid-19?

The spate of inflammatory symptoms has sparked anxiety in parents, but experts say the big picture hasn't changed: The kids are still...

Coming Soon: A Nuclear Reactor—With a 3D Printed Core

A nuclear reactor core is one of the most extreme human-made environments on the planet. These scientists just figured out how to...

I Enrolled in a Coronavirus Contact Tracing Academy

Health experts say we need up to 200,000 more people to track down the infected and anyone who crossed their path. I took the training...

Will Empty Bleachers Change the Psychology of Sports?

When German and US soccer kick off this summer, there will be no crowds. That might squelch the home-field advantage—and the emotion...

The Science of Temperature Is Weirder Than You Think

Getting warm is easy—like falling off a bike. So why is it so hard to be cool?

A Secret Space Plane is Carrying a Solar Experiment to...

The idea of beaming solar energy to Earth with radio waves is decades old. But this weekend, the technology gets its first test in...

Why Has Covid-19 Hit Seniors So Hard?

It’s not one thing, it’s everything. Older people are more likely to catch the disease, to suffer from it more severely, and to have...