Rahul Rao

Rahul Rao is a freelance science writer and a graduate of New York University's Science, Health, and Environmental Reporting Program (SHERP).

As a freelancer, he writes regularly about physics, space, and infrastructure. His work has appeared in Gizmodo, Popular Science, IEEE Spectrum, and Continuum. He enjoys riding trains for fun, and he has seen every surviving episode of Doctor Who.

Innovation

Deepfakes could get super advanced (and weird) thanks to these breakthroughs

If the models do improve, they could create some of the most advanced deepfakes out there.

Science

Webb Telescope finds carbon dioxide in a hot Jupiter atmosphere — with hopes for smaller planets down the line

While the planet is too large and hot for life, it could help us study more Earth-like exoplanets.

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This beautiful math equation could herald a quantum computing breakthrough

The Fibonacci sequence may unleash the potential of nascent quantum computers.

Science
Science
we're not saying it's aliens ... (because it's probably not)

China's search for alien life turns up something suspicious — but there's a catch

Rumblings of mysterious signals from outer space are going around — but how much stock should you put in them?

Stuck the landing
Science

The first congressional hearing on UFOs in 50 years shows America’s interest in aliens will never fade

In the 1960s, just as now, the US military expressed great interest in UFOs.

Inside the FBI's secret Einstein file: Flying saucers and Soviet conspiracies

While the Red Scare was making America panic, the FBI had their eyes on the famed physicist.