Engaging in a brief mindfulness exercise made people who identified “I/me” words 33% less likely to volunteer.
A "bio-battery" made from genetically engineered bacteria could store excess renewable energy and release it as needed.
As droughts threaten water supplies across the planet, some municipalities aim to utilize an untapped resource: sewage water.
When we try to recreate simpler versions of natural ecosystems, we invariably make mistakes, argues author and biologist Rob Dunn.
Surrounding Earth is a powerful magnetic field created by swirling liquid iron in the planet’s core. Earth’s magnetic field may be nearly as old as the Earth itself – and […]
The James Webb Space Telescope finally could answer the age-old question of whether we are alone in the universe.
Probably not. Even though we're still investigating the origin of life, the evidence suggests that cells came much later.
A team of scientists hopes deep-earth lithium could sustain America's vast demand for batteries. But extracting it won't be easy.
Even though no human has stepped foot on the Moon's surface in 50 years, the evidence of our presence there remains unambiguous.
There’s an enormous evolutionary advantage for flamingos to stand on one leg, but genetics doesn't help. Only physics explains why.
Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin' alive, stayin' alive.
Fire-retardant gels and slimes combine the best attributes of water and foam.
If more people decide to apply pressure through their choices, slowly but surely we would reach climate change herd immunity.
Historical geniuses used the "creative nap" to give their minds a boost. Apparently, the "hypnagogic state" can help with problem solving.
Imagine Heraclitus spending an afternoon down by the river...
Was there an intelligent, technologically advanced species long before humans existed? Could there have been a dinosaur civilization?
The largest moon in our Solar System, often overlooked, is a water-rich world. Does that mean life? Here on Earth, life took hold very early on in our planet’s history, and […]
The sky is blue. The oceans are blue. While science can explain them both, the reasons for each are entirely different.
The laws of physics aren’t changing. The Earth is. When it comes to any physical science, we know that the fundamental rules governing how the Universe works remain constant with time. […]
Singapore is a breeding ground of truly green buildings.
The natural wonders of Mauritius include the spectacular sight of an underwater waterfall. Here's the science of how it works.
A clever new design introduces a way to image the vast ocean floor.
Thales may have known the famous theorem perhaps as much as half a century before Pythagoras.
A marine scientist explains the threat of the Loop Current, a 800-pound gorilla of Gulf hurricane risks.
A community in Austin, Texas is using geothermal energy to keep homes warm in the winter and cool in the summer.
Impressive but deadly physics underlie catastrophic eruptions.
Societal breakdown, whether real or imagined, can lead to dramatic responses — like blood-sucking vampires.