The technologies behind weather forecasting, GPS and even smartphones can trace their origins to the race to the Moon.
It's relatively easy to grow a bunch of animal cells to turn into a burger. But to grow a steak made of cultured meat is a trickier task. Bioengineers must create organized, three-dimensional tissues.
A decision-making process that relies on intuitive feelings rather than careful deliberation invites a host of biases that make bad decisions and disproportional consequences far more likely.
Most of us look forward to the fireworks on the Fourth of July. But did you ever wonder how the chemists create those colors that light up the night sky? Are some colors harder to create than others?
The only consciousness you can ever be certain about is your own. But there are different types of clues that could hint at what's happening within another entity.
Women might find themselves reaching for sweets and potato chips in the two weeks before their period, even if they don't have a diagnosis of PMS. An OBGYN explains these cyclical food cravings.
An anthropologist who's researched the dispossession of Native Americans and their enduring connections to ancestral places sees the value in asking 'whose land are you on?'
Les gens tombent dans le piège des fausses photos, qu’elles proviennent de Facebook ou du New York Times. Qu’est-ce qui aide vraiment ?
Research has found ways to detect deepfakes through flaws that can't be fixed easily by the fakers.
It is always exciting to discover new planets beyond our Solar System. Now a planetary astrophysicist is using a star's chemistry to predict which ones are likely to host giant planets.
Plenty of Western officials and media outlets have criticized Libra – but it's not meant for them.
Geophysicists use sound waves to build a picture of the magma and rock beneath this active volcano, most of which is underwater. It's like CT scanning the Earth.
People fall for fake photos regardless of whether they seem to come from Facebook or The New York Times. What actually helps?
Just like the gut, the skin and the mouth, the eye also has a collection of microbes that keep it healthy. Understanding the eye microbiome may lead to new probiotic therapies.
Most of the time, different parts of your nervous system work in balance. But sometimes things can get out of whack – and that's when you might end up experiencing what medics call syncope.
With the launch of the Libra cryptocurrency, Mark Zuckerberg reveals his dreams of building a new virtual country, perhaps inspired by the Roman Empire.
Even the tidiest space has some dust. Researchers are investigating just what these indoor particles are made of and their possible implications for human health.
Researchers have just discovered a new species of bacteria that cranks out a deadly toxin. In a common arrangement in the marine environment, a slug and alga both use this toxin for their own defense.
Before the advent of genetic testing, definitions of paternity were primarily social and legal. Science has destabilized these older definitions, but it has not replaced them.
Though the effects were less this time, voters across the globe should remain vigilant against disinformation campaigns and election system hacking.
New research investigated who uses the wide array of tools available to people who've received their own raw genetic data and want to maximize what they learn from it.
The people who get the most out of self-tracking tend to be 'systematic thinkers' who search for meaning in patterns.
A Nobel Prize-winning political economist found a way to promote good governance and protect users without the need for heavy-handed government regulation.
Humans still have an edge over non-Hollywood AI in several key areas that are essential to journalism, including complex communication, expert thinking, adaptability and creativity.
Skipping the hassle of flying – and the different headache of driving – gives self-driving cars a leg up when people are choosing how to travel.