New Observations Suggest the Universe Is Becoming Increasingly Chaotic
In the latest datapoint supporting the radical idea that the universe isn’t totally random, a scientist’s observations of about 200,000 galaxies suggest a “rather exotic” model of a spinning universe that is losing its structure over time.
The Sun Has Been Hibernating for Years. It Might Be Waking Up
Scientists have observed an M-class solar flare, the most powerful in three years. It could herald the beginning of the Sun's active, stormy phase.
Scientists Found Weed at an Ancient Altar From Biblical Times
A sanctuary called the “Holy of Holies” offers “the earliest evidence for the use of cannabis in the Ancient Near East.” Who was the Kingdom of Judah’s pot dealer?
Bow, Humans: Trillions of Cicadas Are Going to Rule America
As humans remain stuck inside or socially distanced, trillions of buzzing cicadas will burst out of the ground across the U.S. between now and summer 2021. It's already starting.
A Mysterious Ancient Galaxy Just Rewrote the Universe's Timeline
A disk galaxy in the early universe, just 1.5 billion years after the Big Bang, somehow formed during a time of chaotic cosmic conditions.