Helicopters are the nimble, wily cousins of airplanes. While that may seem like they’re much more dangerous, that’s not necessarily the case. In July 2015, Neil deGrasse Tyson tweeted that a “helicopter whose engine fails is a brick.” Then Twitter came in and did what Twitter does best: They roasted him with facts.
Scientists at a leading laboratory in the United States are using a cutting-edge form of X-ray to scan inside an Egyptian mummy that has never been unwrapped since its excavation a century ago. This is the first time that such a high intensity synchrotron X-ray will have been used on a mummy, with the aim […]
In the sci-fi universe, if you have a robot, there’s a very good chance it walks on two legs. “Star Wars” has C-3PO, “Futurama” has Bender, “Transformers” has the Autobots — even the titular robots in “I, Robot” walk with one foot in front of the other. So why, now that real robots are actually […]
So you’re head over heels for someone special and you’ve got marriage on the mind. How long should you wait to take the plunge? Six months? A year? Three? Science has some answers if that’s your question, but we’re here to tell you that’s probably the wrong question to ask. Goin’ to the Chapel In […]