It's economists vs. climate scientists in this facet of the climate change debate.
Spoiler: Most people actually approved of their government's approach.
Think you can solve it? One mathematician has already offered about $1,000 and a bottle of champagne to whoever cracks it first.
Thou shalt not conclude “aliens” from insufficient data. When it comes to what’s out there in this Universe, perhaps the only thing that’s greater than our cosmic ignorance is the […]
The peasant turned czarist advisor has come to be known and feared as the devil incarnate, but was he really as demonic as we have been led to believe?
Telescopes from the ground are bigger, but have to fight the atmosphere. Here’s how to win. In astronomy, seeing farther and fainter than ever before requires three simultaneous approaches. First light, […]
Part of the U.K.'s push for total wind energy.
Three cutting-edge techniques – the gene-editing tool CRISPR, fluorescent proteins and optogenetics – were all inspired by nature.
From questionable shipwrecks to outright attacks, the Sentinelese clearly don't want to be bothered.
Scientists at the San Diego Zoo are on a mission to resurrect the extinct northern white rhino.
A new study suggests that a device's night mode may damage sleep hygiene even more.
Aligning your goals with deeply held values produces better results—in your career and life.
Polls never reveal who we really are. Google does.
The Mars 2020 rover is set to launch in July of the same year, setting the stage for years and years of science on the Red Planet.
Einstein's "happiest thought" led to General Relativity's formulation. Would a different profound insight have led us forever astray?
Through self-tracking and self-experimentation, we can greatly improve our cognitive capacity.
Virgin birth – which involves the development of an unfertilised egg – has preoccupied humans for aeons. And although it can’t happen in mammals, it does seem to be possible in […]
In one of the ocean's most lifeless places, scientists discover and resuscitate ancient organisms.
New research on ankle exoskeletons show promising results.
The biggest error from ‘A Brief History of Time’ continues to misinform generations of aspiring physicists. The greatest idea of Stephen Hawking’s scientific career truly revolutionized how we think about […]
While the blockbuster franchise might have given us a distorted view of science's capabilities to address species extinction, new research might come close to "resurrecting" lost species' DNA.
Even 1500 years after the fall of Rome, its western border can still be seen on German street maps.
What makes something a hit or a flop? Sit and ponder that one, and you’ll find it’s a stumper. At first, the answer seems obvious: popularity. That’s not quite right […]
From Brahms to Tchaikovsky, here's a curated list of composers whose music has shaped the classical canon.