Researchers design microdevices that can gradually deliver medicine by latching on to intestines.
Both made monumental contributions that were far ahead of their time. It’s hard to believe, but the idea that the Universe was dominated not by normal matter but rather by dark […]
When Cameroon's Lakes Monoun and Nyos exploded, they released clouds of carbon dioxide that suffocated everything in its wake.
Thanks to genetics and improving nutrition, denizens of the Western Balkans have surpassed the Dutch in height.
What's especially bizarre about the McGurk effect is that knowing you're being duped doesn't correct your perceptions.
Put two grapes close together in a microwave and you'll get an electrifying result, all because of the physics of plasmas.
From the explosions themselves to their unique and vibrant colors, the fireworks displays we adore require quantum physics.
More energy means more potential for discovery, but we’re topped out. If your goal is to discover something completely novel, you have to look in a way that no one else […]
Society-changing ideas form through a three-stage process, argues author Michael Bhaskar.
New prototype Petri dishes let ordinary scientists in on the advanced technology.
Six denominations share the Holy Sepulcher, but not all between them is peace and love.
Remembering Frank Drake, who transformed the search for alien life & extraterrestrial intelligence into a full-fledged scientific endeavor.
Are there innate differences between female and male brains?
Even though no human has stepped foot on the Moon's surface in 50 years, the evidence of our presence there remains unambiguous.
“Should they strike, each of them has an energy at impact equal to all of the nuclear weapons on Earth combined."
The raw ingredients just weren’t there. Thankfully, their predecessors were. Here on Earth, our planet practically overflows with life. After more than 4 billion years, life has spread to practically […]
There are so many problems, all across planet Earth, that harm and threaten humanity. Why invest in researching the Universe?
Can a war be won from the air? A group of renegade pilots in the 1930s thought so.
An icy space rock flattened an ancient city and everyone in it, perhaps inspiring the Biblical story of Sodom
Shocked city dwellers who stared at it were blinded instantly, then the entire city caught fire.
How can we learn from the lessons of the past and build a better future?
Lake Baikal holds nearly one-fourth of Earth's fresh surface water and is the most scientifically interesting lake on our planet.