Scientists: Often Wrong, Rarely Humble
July 25, 2023
What other career allows one to be totally wrong but proud of it?
Cosmic Disturbances Shake Astronomer Confidence
February 16, 2022
When theory and observation don't match, there is a loss in consumer confidence in science.
Hoping for Light on Dark Matter
April 10, 2021
It's one of the strangest phenomena in modern science history: trying to find something that may not exist.
Closing In on Fast Radio Bursts
November 6, 2020
Astronomers claim to have identified the source of one instance of the most enigmatic explosions in the universe.
SETI: Passion With Little Hope of Success
October 3, 2018
SETI enthusiasts would rather believe in fake reality than accept the silence.
Bizarre Bursts in Space
February 28, 2017
Astronomers don't know what they are, or where they come from, but big blasts from space have opened up a new field of research.
Astronomers Deal With Outrageous Phenomena
March 23, 2016
Even for scientists accustomed to big things, some observations seem too outrageous to explain.
Small Thing Make Big Boom
January 18, 2016
The most spectacular supernova ever detected has astrophysicists scratching their heads for a mechanism.
Blow to Supernova Nucleogenesis Theory
January 20, 2015
There's 100 times less of a radioactive element on the ocean floor than expected.
Lucky in the Sky with Diamonds
August 25, 2011
There are treasures all around us we do not perceive. Sometimes we speak figuratively about sparkling gems that are, if we realized it, literally real, right there under our noses. Children sing, “Twinkle, twinkle little star, how I wonder what you are, up above the world so high, like a diamond in the sky” without knowing that there really are diamond stars up there, with diamond planets, so magnificent and huge they are unfathomable in value. These are actual discoveries that have been announced by scientists this week.