Scientists Voice Their Support for Native Hawaiians Protesting the Thirty Meter Telescope
With the hashtag #ScientistsforMaunaKea, scientists are sharing their opposition to the construction of the $1.4 billion telescope on sacred land.
How an Autodidact Astronomer Became the First American to Discover a Comet
Maria Mitchell was the only widely recognized and respected female astronomer of her time—something she fought to change.
Could a 'Mystery Object' in Our Solar System Tell Us About Alien Life?
A professor of engineering breaks down what the 'Oumuamua projectile could possibly be and the secrets it could hold–but we still have no definite answers.
Everything Wrong With Calling Scientists 'Boys With Toys'
Sexism is an important component, but it's more than that.
Developing World's Scientific Literacy May Lie in its Stars
Jacob Zuma says the World Cup can score an economic goal for his country, but a collection of international astronomers meeting in his backyard have a starry-eyed yet down-to-earth suggestion for the developing world.