Feel like visiting another star system or dimension? You can do this by traveling through a spacetime portal of a black hole. But you better choose carefully. All black holes are not created equal.
Manufacturing errors, undetected by inexpert consumers, may be more dangerous than other threats from 3D-printed guns.
Museums' collections are a priceless resource for scientists, but they're not easy to access. Digitizing specimens – like the 700 bat skulls the author studied – is a way to let everyone in.
Eight decades after missing aviator Amelia Earhart was declared dead, technologies still don't quite track every airplane all over the globe.
China just became the first country to land a probe on the far side of the moon. It's a technological achievement and another sign of China's capabilities and ambitions in space.
Many of the crop plants that feed us waste 20 percent of their energy, especially in hot weather. Plant geneticists prove that capturing this energy could boost crop yields by up to 40 percent.
A new study shows that facial recognition software assumes that black faces are angrier than white faces, even when they're smiling.
Decades of work with lab rats lead to suggestions on how to stay grounded in the here and now, with benefits for brain health.
Protect yourself from hackers, trolls, bots, social media executives and programmers in need of ethics training.
An evolutionary biologist makes the case that there's no reconciling science and religion. In the search for truth, one tests hypotheses while the other relies on faith.
Researchers are exploring genetic forms of population control called gene drives that spread traits faster that happens naturally. The goal is to curb mosquito-borne diseases like malaria.
Major advances in computing technology could break most modern encryption – but not for at least a few years.
What shape is an electron? The answer, believe it or not, has implications for our understanding of the entire universe, and could reveal whether there are mysterious particles still to be discovered.
Intelligence officials in many countries are concerned the company could be helping the Chinese government spy on companies, military units and government agencies.
Did you ever consider that human beings might have a breeding season? Birth seasonality exists – and has interesting implications for childhood disease outbreaks.
Biological research can inspire technological innovation. Also, software that models computer networks can inform health care for patients with neurological disorders.
Less than 10 percent of plastic waste has been recycled – a factoid recently crowned statistic of the year.
Seniors and other people suffering from arthritis could do more daily tasks for themselves, and save money, by 3D printing their own small plastic aids, like key holders and pill-splitters.
CRISPR babies may be just the beginning. China has a different take than the West on ethics and how to get ahead in business and other endeavors.
The Trump administration has banned NIH researchers from using fetal tissue. The tissue is an essential tool for scientists investigating diseases ranging from Alzheimer's to Zika virus infections.
Wireless charging is conceptually easy but technically difficult. Devices that can adjust themselves to optimize charging are on the way.
There's a spectrum of quality when it comes to what kids can do with screen time. An expert in early childhood technology suggests picking tech activities that promote problem-solving and fun.
The effort to edit the genes of Chinese twins implies that all our traits are determined by our genes. But changing our diet, environment, lifestyle and microbes may have a greater effect.
Science is in a reproducibility crisis. This is driven in part by invalid statistical analyses that happen long after the data are collected – the opposite of how things are traditionally done.
Who wouldn't want to travel in time, glimpsing the dinosaurs or peeking at humans 2,000 years from now? Now physicists have designed a time machine that seems deceptively simple.