A study finds that baby mammals dream about the world they are about to experience to prepare their senses.
Not too hot, not too cold...
Turning off a gene called “Myc” has a surprising effect in male fruit flies: They start courting other males.
Even at its faintest, Venus always outshines every other star and planet that's visible from Earth, and then some!
Despite being the closest planet to the Sun, Mercury "only" reaches 800 °F at its hottest. Venus is always hotter, even at night.
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 Universe has asymmetries, but that's a good thing. Imperfections are essential for the existence of stars and even life itself.
A recent study tested how well the fungi species Cladosporium sphaerospermum blocked cosmic radiation aboard the International Space Station.
The spooky world of quantum mechanics might reach out and touch you — by mutating your DNA. Welcome to the weird world of quantum biology.
Standard probiotics cannot compare to the diversity that your microbes have.
Some U.S. intelligence operatives have suggested foreign adversaries may be using "directed-energy" weapons against Americans.
The psychology of alien contact largely revolves around the concept of "otherness." We need to learn to be comfortable around strange things.
Migrating our planet to a safer orbit might be the only way to preserve Earth after all the ice melts.
And why, even at its faintest, it always outshines every other star and planet. If you’ve been looking to the west after sunset recently, you may have noticed that there’s one […]
Coherentism accepts that circular reasoning is probably the best any of us can do.
Behind the scenes, Hitler had at least three disastrous relationships, including a short-lived marriage.
Science can teach us so much about our planet, but something more must compel us to take care of it. If you want to understand our planet, the best way to […]
The natural wonders of Mauritius include the spectacular sight of an underwater waterfall. Here's the science of how it works.
The atmosphere’s habitable zone is so small, several mountain ranges extend beyond it.
Impressive but deadly physics underlie catastrophic eruptions.
The laws of physics state that you can't create or destroy matter without also creating or destroying an equal amount of antimatter. So how are we here?
The Big Bang was hot, dense, uniform, and filled with matter and energy. Before that? There was nothing. Here's how that's possible.