When they cause problems, wisdom teeth don't seem very smart. But they may have been evolution's answer to a coarse diet.
Circuit board by Alexandre Debiève
Shrewd media consumers think about these three statistical pitfalls that can be the difference between a world-changing announcement and misleading hype.
McDonald's Canada has brought back its popular Monopoly game. A statistician explains the odds of winning the top prizes and how that compares to the odds we confront in everyday life.
Artificial intelligence techniques like deep learning and reinforcement learning are getting increasingly advanced and capable of helping people with a wide range of complex tasks.
Fall is peak activity time for adult blacklegged ticks, increasing the risk of tick bites on both people and pets.
With the onset of cooler temperatures and shorter days, some insects pack-up and migrate to warmer climates. Others, including stink bugs, take up residence in our homes.
We don't have the data in developing countries, and in global statistics to know if the digital divide is being closed.
Yes, giant mosquitoes are a thing. They're specialized to wait out the dry times only to emerge from their eggs when high water provides the perfect larval environment.
A new type of Archaeopteryx fossil helps build the case for this creature being called 'the first bird'.
Merging supermassive black holes would emit gravitational waves, allowing scientists to detect them.
Part of the problem was a mismatch between the influenza strains circulating and the vaccine available. Here's how annual flu shots are formulated.
Scientific articles are the way in which scientists communicate their results to their peers.
As the number of companies growing meat in vats explodes, the sector is facing challenges that show it is coming of age.
The chances of your genetic data being recorded by the state depend on who you are.
Gene editing of wild plants can help us tap into new sources of food. But we need to make sure it's safe – and that demands some careful regulation.
AI and human musical collaborations have been around since the 60s, but for the first time, we are hearing AI "pop" music: can AI actually create creative and emotionally engaging music?