Creative people seem to possess a unique connection between three brain networks that typically work separately.
A watershed scientist explains why post-wildfire landscapes are so susceptible to landslides – and why those risks are poised to rise.
LED lights can actually improve upon the sun and help grow plants in space. A Canadian team of researchers is helping to refine and perfect LED technology.
Bed bugs make us shudder and cringe. So arm yourself with the courage to learn about the biology and successes of Cimex lectularius -- as well as the ways to get rid of it.
Researchers use an algorithm designed to help robots move to figure out what's possible when designing new molecules in a promising class of pharmaceuticals.
Poorly designed critical warning systems need a radical overhaul to prevent a repeat of Hawaii's errant 'ballistic missile threat' alert.
New research may help us to look for messages from alien civilisations.
An online collective, the Great Internet Mersenne Prime Search, crunched numbers for days on end to discover a new prime number in December 2017. Here's why it's so important.
Science shows that early starts can be bad for teenagers' health. Schools and universities would be better off starting at 10am.
Upcoming innovations suggest that 2018 might be the year when the promise of augmented reality begins to be realised.
Why we're developing a soft robot inspired by an elephant's trunk.
Letting cars drive themselves could save some people huge amounts of time. What might they do when they would have been driving?
A future that continues to have increasingly fast computing depends on quantum physics – but research is showing that there are limits to how fast quantum computers can go.
Facebook is unwittingly helping fuel a genocide against the Rohingya people in Myanmar. Does Cuba’s internet model provide lessons to manage social media amid political chaos?
Scandinavia was populated by two main migrations, making its first inhabitants more genetically diverse and adapted to harsh climates than those in the rest of Europe.
Traditional Indigenous knowledge and science has aided the development of modern scientific knowledge, and including Indigenous people in science is essential to its future.
Blockchain technology could be applied to our energy grids to make them smarter, and turn energy consumers into producers.
The problem isn't kids owning smartphones. But when daily use exceeds two hours a day, mental health issues start to crop up.