The Sixth Extinction Front Cover of Book

The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History – A Review

The Sixth Extinction’ by Elizabeth Kolbert is an overview of past and present mass extinctions. Discover why many scientists believe that humans are causing a new era of mass extinction today. (5:30 min read)

Ingenuity Captures Its Own Shadow on the Marian Surface

Mars Helicopter ‘Ingenuity’ Takes Flight

The Mars Helicopter Ingenuity made the first powered, controlled flight on another planet today. Discover the challenges the flight overcame and the next steps for the mission. (4:00 min read)

Brain Cells - Image of neurons firing, green on red background

Brain Cells Have Mysterious Self-Organizing Ability

Brain cells have both excitatory and inhibitory roles in transmitting neural signals. Discover how they can adapt within those roles and what that could mean for treating brain disorders. (3:00 min read)

Dark Energy - Spiral Galaxy, brilliant red and blue

Dark Energy: Dark Matter Magnetism?

Dark energy is a hypothetical force that scientists rely on to explain why the Universe expands at an accelerating rate. Discover how a new theory challenges dark matter’s existence based on magnetism. (4:30 min read)

Copper Culture - Collection of copper arrowheads with copper ore and bone fragments

Copper Culture in North America is Older than We Thought

The “copper culture” lived near the Great Lakes and was among the world’s first peoples to forge metals. Discover why their culture moved on and how its discovery debunks racial stereotypes. (5:00 min read)

Lifeless Matter Flow Diagram Showing "Death" Selecting "Slow, Complex Replicator"

Lifeless Matter Needs Destruction to Evolve

Lifeless matter could only have evolved into self-replicating molecules by growing more complex. Discover how destruction might make this counterintuitive process conceivable. (4:15 min read)

Bing Bang Afterglow - Galaxy with Halo - Messier 94

Big Bang Afterglow Showing How Galaxies Form

The Big Bang Afterglow is known as the Cosmic Microwave Background (CMB). Discover how combining CMB data with galactic observations is unlocking the secret of galaxy formation. (4:30 min read)

‘Lost in Math: How Beauty Leads Physics Astray’ – A Review

Lost in Math is Sabine Hossenfelder's book challenging physicists' preference for elegant theories over experimental results. Discover how this can lead to dead end research that misleads the public.(5:30 min read)