Featured by Rahul Rao
Why is watching Bob Ross paint so dang soothing? We decided to investigate.
A somewhat scientific breakdown of how the prolific painter achieved his zen.
Estuaries could power us to a low-carbon future
When freshwater meets saltwater, there's energy to be captured.
We finally know what sparks the Northern Lights
It took researchers more than 20 years to figure out this light show mystery.
What the heck is a quantum network?
Today's supercomputers could one day provide ultra-secure encryption.
This may be the highest resolution microscope we’ll ever get
Scientists can see individual atoms clearer than ever before, but they might be nearing their journey’s end.
What happens when the sun burns out?
It won't go quietly into the night.
How shape-shifting magnets could help build a lower-emission computer
In the coming decades, some of the planet’s most powerful computers might store their zeroes and ones not as electrons in silicon, but as tiny magnetic fields.
The quest to build a cozier LED lightbulb
LEDs may be efficient, but they can also feel sterile and hurt your sleep. Researchers are working on a fix.
Ultra-powerful X-rays are helping physicists understand Chernobyl
Researchers may soon be able to harness X-rays to analyze tiny grains of impenetrable nuclear waste.
How the most distant object ever made by humans is spending its dying days
Voyager 1 continues to observe the farthest corners of the solar system—but it may not for long.