Often in science, a new insight doesn’t fit in with the old patterns. That means something, of course, is wrong – either the fresh idea, or everything we thought we knew leading up to it. In the latest installment of Clever Apes, we consider two of these curveballs.
The birth of star is just as traumatic as the birth of a person, only on a much larger scale.For years, astronomers have known that newly formed stars fire powerful beams of gas into space called "protostellar jets."
A giant and powerful digital camera is about to be shipped from a lab near Chicago to a telescope in Chile to study a mysterious part of the universe called dark energy.Dark energy makes up most of our universe, but scientists currently know almost nothing about it except that it seems to be making
Looking down on Earth from hundreds of miles up in space we see an expansive stretch of the North American continent.A storm brews to the west, and glowing patches are scattered across the landscape - the various small towns and cities of the Midwest.But our eye is drawn to the bright and familiar c