Psychedelics have been shown to help reduce depression. This study may show us why.
William Shatner is going to space because Jeff Bezos loves Star Trek.
Germany finds itself once again allowing a murderous dictator to run rampant in Europe, though this time it is due to incompetence and technophobia rather than malice.
One bill hopes to repeal the crime of selling sex and expand social services; the other would legalize the entire sex trade.
Scientists figured out how a certain treatment for skin cancer gives some patients a visual "superpower."
The very concept of a "problem with no solution" goes against human nature. But we must accept this harsh reality to have peace in our lives.
Life arose on Earth very early on. After a few billion years, here we are: intelligent and technologically advanced. Where's everyone else?
Could this be the beginning of the end of insulin injections?
The Whirlpool galaxy, M51, is merging with its smaller neighbor, NGC 5195. It’s expected that mergers like this will cause the black holes at the center to become active, but […]
Galaxies are found uniformly everywhere in the Universe, except in the Milky Way’s plane. Here’s why. From the time of their very first discovery, the Universe’s grand spirals have puzzled astronomers. […]
Chinese hackers at DEFCON have demonstrated how they were able to hack an Amazon Echo unit, enabling them to listen and record unsuspecting targets.
The other great spiral galaxy in the local group demonstrates why we’re #2, even in our own backyard. The Milky Way is our cosmic home, containing hundreds of billions of […]
Christine Lagorio-Chafkin spent six years writing the definitive history of Reddit.
The history of life on Earth took many meandering turns before it gave rise to us. When Earth first formed, all the raw ingredients for life — atoms, molecules, a potentially habitable planet […]
At ground zero, Trinitite, the green, glassy substance found in the area, is still radioactive and must not be picked up. The Trinity Site was where the first atomic bomb […]
Even with nothing new falling into it, our radius is increasing with every second that goes by. It’s no big secret that galaxies grow over time. The force of gravity is […]
Almost two-thirds of doctors in the U.S. say they're burned out, depressed, or both. What do we do when the very people charged with safeguarding our health against the effects of burnout are themselves suffering from burnout?
Bottoms ups! A Southern Calfornia brewery is taking its beer from toilet to tap. San Diego's Stone Brewing has started making Full Circle Pale Ale using treated sewage water and recently held a tasting. While Bill Gates has shown that drinking "poop water" is perfectly fine, will consumers chug down this beer?
Just a few simple, common conditions can create the perfect storm. 80% of the time, humans are the trigger. “I’d rather fight 100 structure fires than a wildfire. With a structure […]
Earthquake? Nuclear explosion? Fission or fusion? We know, even if world leaders lie. “North Korea has taught a great lesson to all the countries in the world, especially the rogue countries […]
60% of pain patients find that tolerance buildup significantly impedes their treatment over time.
Democracy is happening like never before, and it's exploiting our deepest fears and failures.
Pyongyang says they’ve detonated a hydrogen bomb. Here’s how science can tell us they’re lying. “In this first testing ground of the atomic bomb I have seen the most terrible and […]