Meet One of NASA’s Pioneering Women
Christine Darden describes what it was like working at NASA in the 1960s and how she became an authority on minimizing sonic booms.
What Makes Physics Beautiful, According to a Nobel Prize Winner
Frank Wilczek discusses the work that led to his Nobel and the inherent beauty of physical law.
The Riemann Hypothesis, Explained
Alex Kontorovich, professor of mathematics at Rutgers University, breaks down the notoriously difficult Riemann hypothesis in this comprehensive explainer.
2020’s Biggest Breakthroughs in Biology
In 2020, the study of the SARS-CoV-2 virus was undoubtedly the most urgent priority. But there were also some major breakthroughs in other areas. We’d like to take a moment to recognize them.
2020’s Biggest Breakthroughs in Math and Computer Science
For mathematicians and computer scientists, 2020 was full of discipline-spanning discoveries and celebrations of creativity. We’d like to take a moment to recognize some of these achievements.
2020’s Biggest Breakthroughs in Physics
This year, two teams of physicists made profound progress on ideas that could bring about the next revolution in physics. Another still has identified the source of a long-standing cosmic mystery.
The Bold Quest to Launch the Internet in Space
Vint Cerf is one of the fathers of the internet. Decades ago, he and Robert Kahn developed the architecture and protocol suite known as Transmission Control Protocol/Internet Protocol (TCP/IP). Anyone who has ever surfed the web, sent an email, or downloaded an app has them to thank.