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Rey in a scene from 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi.'Rey in a scene from 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi.'

Scientific secrets of 'Star Wars' revealed

Georgetown professor explores the science behind the Jedi Force, lightsabers and the Death Star.

Harvard scientist reveals a plan to listen for aliens Wednesday afternoon

After discovering a mysterious object hurtling through space, the world's largest telescope is tuning in at 3 p.m. EST. And the world will be listening.

Samsung is opening its own genius bars, and they're super fancy

Move over, Apple. Soon, you won't have a monopoly on tech care centers.

Facebook is using artificial intelligence to track posts – and the reason could save your life

New 'wellness checks' are part of a fresh objective to identify users who need help.

New science and tech center unveiled in South Sudan

The center, with help from nonprofit humanitarian group IsraAid, will train South Sudanese youth to become engineers, technicians and mathematicians.

The surprising key to changing your life

A neuroscientists explains that making better daily decisions doesn't work so well. Here's what does.

Scientists may have figured out how to make stuff invisible

A team of scientists just had a Harry Potter-style breakthrough.

The staggeringly amazing OMG year in Einstein

From an Emmy-nominated TV show to a blockbuster scientific discovery, Einstein was everywhere in 2017.

Who needs earth? Scientists discover 20 new planets that could host life

Our universe just got a whole lot more crowded.

One day we'll all be 3D-printing dinner

A university just introduced a novel concept for creating, designing and printing food that could be reality within 5 years.

The incredible shrinking car is real, and it's arriving soon

And hereby answers the age-old question: How do you get a car to fit in a motorcycle's parking spot?

If you can't beat the robots, make them

A CEO explains how he knew artificial intelligence would eventually take his job.

Next up for takeoff: Uber for airplanes?

You might soon be buying flights on custom electric jets for the price of a bus ticket.

This architect wants to build an underwater hotel in the Red Sea

See the first illustrations of Daniel Libeskind's unconventional plan to transform a southern Israel resort town.

Cutting out the middle man: Women won't need a dude in the near future to get pregnant

Research is underway to create artificial sperm.

Building full of Einstein's treasured possessions to open to public

Albert Einstein's archives will move into 2-story planetarium on the Jerusalem campus of Hebrew University.