A "bio-battery" made from genetically engineered bacteria could store excess renewable energy and release it as needed.
Soviet researchers studied crime through a Marxist-Leninist lens. Under Lenin, a humanitarian approach to criminality briefly emerged, but dissipated when Stalin rose to power.
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?
From 260-year-old ciphers to the most recent Zodiac Killer solution, these unbreakable codes just needed time.
There are a few possible solutions to the problem of interstellar travel, but they largely remain within the realm of science fiction.
65 million years ago, an asteroid strike caused the 5th great mass extinction. Could we save Earth, today, from a similar event?
All marbled crayfish descended from a single clone discovered in Heidelberg, Germany in 1995.
Black cat crossed your path?
Many atheists think of themselves as intellectually gifted individuals, guiding humanity on the path of reason. Scientific data shows otherwise.
Driving Teslas and planting trees are nice, but methane reduction, industrial efficiency, carbon removal, and a moderate carbon tax are the most efficient ways to fight climate change.
The James Webb Space Telescope (JWST) will study many dangerous cosmic phenomena, knowledge of which may help save humanity.
Behavioral interventions may be better for long-term health.
SETI is no longer just a guessing game.
Maps can do more than show us places. They also can help determined people find others long lost, whether birth mothers or fugitive killers.
Though these ancient settlers of China were culturally cosmopolitan, their DNA turns out to have been completely distinct from the communities with which they interacted.
Implicit bias may be outside your conscious control, but that doesn’t mean change is.
In movies and TV shows, aliens look like pointy-eared humans. Is this realistic? If evolution is predictable, then it very well might be.
The videos raise serious legal and moral questions about police crowd-control tactics.
Symbolic gestures often speak to our psyche in ways no rational action could ever speak to our intellect.
Discover the history of homemade sugar skulls, home altars, and fantastical spirit animals.
Digital nomads can fully immerse themselves in their surroundings while advancing their career and stimulating the local economy. But there is one potential downside.
The poisoned candy legend is just one way that American fears manifested: as an easily understood threat to innocence.
Chess was once blamed for triggering mental health problems, including suicide and even murder. Today, the same is said of video games.