How much can theories tell us about nature? For one thing, they can't tell you the truth. A recent cosmic discovery about the earliest moments of the Big Bang highlights this conundrum.
Sometimes we get so excited about new results that we just have to share them. It may be explaining a new piece of science or revisiting an older result of special significance. Science is all about celebrating discovery and understanding.
Many parents report that their first child seems suddenly bigger when a new baby is born. Commentator Tania Lombrozo discusses evidence for a "baby illusion" skewing parental perceptions of height.
Evidence of ultra-fast cosmic expansion forces us to confront the possibility that the multiverse exists. But how will we ever know? It's a problem that could leave us tangled up in knots.
Scientists last week revealed evidence of gravitational waves from the very beginning of the universe. Commentator Marcelo Gleiser asks: Are we closer to understanding creation itself?
Illusions aren't just for fun; they also help reveal how human vision works. Commentator Tania Lombrozo turns to an expert for an explanation of why we perceive motion where none exists.
When girls act differently from boys, both biological and cultural factors may be at work. But which is primary, and can research on chimpanzees shed light on the answer?
The very first moments of the universe hold secrets we'd very much like to know. Commentator Adam Frank says news today takes us a step closer to understanding the origins of the cosmos.
Just in time for St. Patrick's Day, commentator Tania Lombrozo brings us two illusions in green. Look at them long and hard, if you dare.
"After our primate cousins came down out of the trees, humans evolved on the savanna." You've heard that idea before, but is it true? The debate heats up — way up.
As those with Alzheimer's disease lose their memories, do they also lose their identities? Commentator Tania Lombrozo considers new research into traits seen as central to identity.