Why You Can’t Name New Moons And Planets Anything You Want

Pluto’s two newest moons received their official names this week, and the name that led in the popular vote was Mr. Spock’s home planet Vulcan. But it was rejected by the international team of astronomers who must approve every title bestowed upon the universe.

Why You Can’t Name New Moons And Planets Anything You Want

Pluto’s two newest moons received their official names this week, and the name that led in the popular vote was Spock’s home planet, Vulcan. But it was rejected by the international team of astronomers who must approve every title bestowed upon the universe.

Decoding ‘the Most Complex Object in the Universe’

The human brain contains some 100 billion neurons, which together form a network of Internet-like complexity. Christof Koch, chief scientific officer of the Allen Institute for Brain Science, calls the brain “the most complex object in the known universe,” and he’s mapping its connections in hopes of discovering the origins of consciousness.

Decoding ‘the Most Complex Object in the Universe’

The human brain contains some 100 billion neurons, which together form a network of Internet-like complexity. Christof Koch, chief scientific officer of the Allen Institute for Brain Science, calls the brain “the most complex object in the known universe,” and he’s mapping its connections in hopes of discovering the origins of consciousness.

Sensor On Space Station May Have Seen Hints Of Elusive Dark Matter

The finding could be a milestone in the decades-long search for the universe’s missing material. But some scientists urge caution, saying it’s possible the particles seen by the sensor on the International Space Station could have come from somewhere else.