Researchers at Purdue University have invented the world’s whitest paint, a substance so reflective it has been entered into the 2022 edition of Guinness World Records, and might one day be used to greatly reduce—and in some cases possibly even eliminate—the need for air conditioning, a growing problem in a steadily
The push to have woolly mammoths cloned and reintroduced into the wild has received a $15 million boost, with the project’s lead scientist saying that the reintroduction of a hybrid of the currently-extinct creatures and Asian elephants would be used to help combat the effects of climate change in the
While the danger posed by major solar storms to our civilization’s power grids is well documented (such as Whitley’s must-read 2012 ebook on the subject, Solar Flares), the potential effects of such storms on another network vital to the functioning of our society—the internet—is not as well understood. A new study
On this day 20 years ago, the United States experienced the worst attack since December 7, 1941 when the Japanese attacked Pearl Harbor. Since 911, the country has changed profoundly. There is still much that is not known about what happened on that terrible day, which cost 3,000 innocent lives.
New research from the California Institute of Technology has narrowed down the area of the sky that the elusive Planet Nine might be hiding in. The new data includes a more succinct estimate of the planet’s mass and orbital characteristics, offering ongoing astronomical surveys a “treasure map” of sorts that might expedite