Perhaps downhill and cross-country skiers don't face the fate of potters, typesetters and saddlers, but their situation is certainly unclear.
Clinical trials by Janssen Pharmaceuticals showed troubling results.
This unsettling new understanding of vegetative patients raises medical ethics issues.
The center of our Sun tops out at 15 million K, but nuclear bombs can get nearly 20 times hotter. Here’s how. In terms of raw energy output, nothing on our […]
Even before publication, health agencies were asking the journal not to publish the research.
A new paper explores why women gossip about each other, and identifies some key factors that influence how women choose gossiping targets.
Only 46 monks have completed the seven-year marathon since 1885.
Maps show the oldest company in (nearly) every country – and a few interesting corporate trends.
Researchers have put to bed an important question: is our genetic makeup responsible for an overabundance of abdominal fat, or is our diet the most significant factor?
It’s been over 100 years since Einstein, and over 300 since Newton. We’ve still got a long way to go. From measuring how objects fall on Earth to observing the motion […]
We’ve been taking our eyebrows for granted. They may in fact be the thing that let us become the dominant species on Earth.
Over 1,500 species of flora and fauna would be at risk if a US-Mexican border wall were ever constructed.
Theoretical work tells you where to look, but only experiments can reveal what you’ll find. There are fundamental mysteries out there about the nature of the Universe itself, and it’s our […]
The heaviest elements in the periodic table have their own unique story. No, they don’t come from a supernova. When it comes to the elements of the Universe, every one […]
New principled approach helps autonomous underwater vehicles explore the ocean in an intelligent, energy-efficient manner.
Kakistocracy is rule by the worst, but who are the worst? A better question, how do we know?
In order to reap the greatest rewards, we have to think big and invest big. One of these four missions will deliver like never before. When it comes to exploring the […]
Research suggests that your name affects the level of success you’ll achieve in your career and love life, and even where you choose to live.