Many researchers have studied the impact of carbon dioxide and heat on crop growth inside greenhouses. But what happens in the real world? One team has just done this and the results are surprising.
Trying to optimize the search for love can be naive. Using statistics and measurements isn't necessarily the best way to find a human partner.
Buttons don't always make things easier – and using them can be fraught with peril and troubling power dynamics.
Lots of academic scientists collaborate with federal employees and resources on their research projects. And at the moment they can't. A climatologist explains the bind they're in.
When geneticists create mice with special traits, there is no way to be sure that they will be inherited by the offspring. But a new genetic tool called a gene drive may fix the problem.
The European Union has issued its first fine, cracking down on companies that misuse users' personal data. Why hasn't the US taken a similarly strong approach?
A new study looks at decades of NCAA free throws, finding that women shoot at 3 percent higher consistency than men.
Online lies can often be easy to detect, by searching for images and phone numbers and exploring social media profiles. Some people lie anyway – and countless others take the bait.
There has been a dramatic rise in life-threatening food allergies in the last few decades. Antibiotics, poor diet and C-sections have all been implicated. Now new evidence points to gut microbes.
If you want to really learn your way around a new place, paper maps still trump digital options.
Winter comes with colder temperatures. You and your body can work together to stay comfortable.
Think defensively about your online accounts and data security – and don't assume you'll avoid harm.
Forests in the US face many threats: climate change, invasive species, pests and pathogens. Could genetically engineering trees make these plants more resilient?
When you're warm and cozy inside, it can be natural to wonder if the animals you see outside your window this winter are doing OK. Don't worry – they're doing better out there than you would.
Big lines and long distances to walk have plagued airports since the dawn of the jet age. New designs and technologies haven't helped much, even if they're visually impressive.
With all those blue recycling bins around you might think we are experts at recycling plastics. The truth is, that though many plastic items can be recycled, very few are. So what's the solution?
Everyone has a different ideal temperature at any given time. It could be more comfortable to monitor people's body temperatures and adjust heating and cooling in response.
What you remember of your last meal affects when and how much you eat next time around. Neuroscientists have now identified neurons in the brain's hippocampus that are crucial to this process.
Anti-Semitism brought down one of the world's greatest centers for mathematical research.
Setting aside personal hardships for workers who don't see a paycheck during the shutdown, the research enterprise itself loses out, too. And unlike back pay, this lost time can never be made up.
Researchers found that aggressive messaging and framing current events as a 'war on science' had different effects on how liberals and conservatives felt about scientists' credibility.
As the number of 'internet of things' devices expands rapidly, so do security vulnerabilities to homes, businesses, governments and the internet as as whole.
In the space beyond Earth's atmosphere, countries are focusing on nationalist pursuits and ignoring the consequences for the rest of humanity. How can we keep the peace and build a sustainable future?
A new theory of language suggests that people understand words by unconsciously simulating what they describe. Repeated exposure – and the simulation that comes with it – makes it easier to act.
European countries, especially the Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania, have confronted Russian disinformation campaigns for decades. The US can learn from their experience.