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There’s a rumor spreading that AirPods and other wireless headphones cause cancer, but the truth is more complicated
Scientists are worried about unknown risks of radiation from all kinds of electronic devices that surround us every day, not just wireless headphones.
Jeff Bezos hinted that Elon Musk should ‘go live on the top of Mount Everest for a year’ if he wants to populate Mars
During a private talk about his rocket company Blue Origin, billionaire Jeff Bezos indirectly discounted Elon Musk and SpaceX's plans to settle Mars.
NASA came up with 21 new constellations — including Albert Einstein, Godzilla, and the Starship Enterprise
The gamma-ray sky was invisible to humans until instruments like NASA's Fermi space telescope came along. That observatory has been mapping a previously unseen universe for a decade, so in honor of that milestone, scientists on the mission suggested 21 modern (and entertaining) constellations.
Microwave weapons may have caused the mysterious brain injuries suffered by US diplomats in Cuba and China — here’s how they might work
A focused beam of microwave radiation can make even deaf listeners sense pulsing sounds. It's possible that such a beam might also cause nerve or brain damage, like that found in the brains of US diplomats in Cuba and China.
There is a radioactive device missing in Malaysia that emits gamma radiation – and the authorities are desperate to get it back
Where's Mr Bond when you need him?
When a missile scare sent Hawaiians scrambling in fear of a North Korean nuclear warhead, many people didn't know what to do or where to take shelter.
Flying in airplanes exposes people to more radiation than standing next to a nuclear reactor — here’s why
Pilots and flight attendants get pummelled by cosmic rays and solar storms while keeping you safe and serving you drinks.
California has issued a warning about the dangers of cell phone radiation — but the science is far from settled
Most studies haven't found evidence that cell phone use causes cancer. But there are good reasons to limit phone use anyway.
Mars colonists will get blasted with radiation levels 8 times higher than government limits — here’s what they’re up against
High-energy space radiation will threaten the Mars colonies that Elon Musk hopes to establish with SpaceX, as well as astronaut outposts planned by NASA.
NASA wrapped its most famous spacecraft in aluminum kitchen foil — a last-minute move that may have saved the mission
Engineers bought all of the kitchen-grade aluminum foil they could find at a supermarket to protect the Voyager probes from Jupiter's wrath.