Featured by Erik Olsen
These new robots will plunge into the ocean’s most alien depths
The Orpheus submersibles are designed to explore an extreme zone of the Earth's seas—and could help pave the way for science on distant worlds.
Why a record number of container ships are backed up off the coast of California
With a dearth of places to anchor, some of the giant vessels are just drifting.
Electric vehicle fires are rare, but challenging to extinguish
The intense blazes can be exceedingly hard for fire departments to snuff out. Here's why.
SpaceX Starships keep exploding, but it’s all part of Elon Musk’s plan
“We expect it to explode,” Musk has said. “It’s weird if it doesn’t explode, frankly.”
Ralphie from ‘A Christmas Story’ could have been the first child in space. Then disaster struck.
The actor from the beloved holiday film has a sad connection with one of NASA’s worst tragedies.
The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has one star that always rises to the top
The spectacle will be very different this year, but some things—like helium and physics—remain the same.
Whale ‘roadkill’ is on the rise off California. A new detection system could help.
If an AI-powered project can get giant cargo ships to slow down, fewer whales may perish.
Why the Beirut blast created a mushroom cloud
While the city's residents don't have to worry about radiation poisoning, other toxins may be lurking in the air.