These new flying taxis offer a glimpse at our future commutes

This aircraft from Joby will seat four passengers; Joby announced earlier this year that it is buying Uber Elevate. (Joby /) The annual Consumer Electronics Show is ground zero for showing off fancy new products and concepts that may or may not become a reality in your life in the near future. And nothing quite […]

Glimpse the gold mine where scientists are searching for dark matter

For decades, physicists have been trying to spy dark matter. An elaborate camera trap might soon glimpse it for the first time. (Matthew Kapust/Sanford Underground Research Facility/) Listen to an exclusive audio version of this story by subscribing to Apple News+. There was a pause, just before the cage doors came rattling closed and we […]

Glimpse deep into Earth’s crust finds heat source that may stabilize continents

Rocks collected from Kilbourne Hole crater in New Mexico revealed the thinning lithosphere in the Rio Grande continental rift provides heat necessary to stabilize continents over billions of years. Credit: Penn State Rocks from the Rio Grande continental rift have provided a rare snapshot of active geology deep inside Earth’s crust, revealing new evidence for […]