In the wake of the pandemic, the crystal industry boomed, with customers hoping the stones might relieve a little anxiety.
Is the time crystal really an otherworldly revolution, leveraging quantum computing that will change physics forever?
On Nov. 13, 1946, a scientist dropped crushed dry ice from a plane into supercooled stratus clouds.
You can’t control external threats, but you can manage how you prepare and respond to the risk.
This short story is a fictional account of two very real people — Anaximander and Anaximenes, two ancient Greeks who tried to make sense of the universe.
75 years after Erwin Schrödinger's prescient description of something like DNA, we still don't know the "laws of life."
Seawater is raising salt levels in coastal woodlands along the entire Atlantic Coastal Plain, from Maine to Florida.
The strangest thing about trying to predict the future is that our only clues lie in the past.
A spectacular sight was captured photographically by amateur photographer Rachel Perry, who saw this unusual optical phenomenon just about an hour after sunrise from Virginia Beach, VA. (RACHEL V. PERRY) They […]
Haters and disrespect aside, fruitcake is still a robust American tradition.
Zircons in a Martian meteorite widens the possible timeframe for life on Mars.
The eastern inner core located beneath Indonesia's Banda Sea is growing faster than the western side beneath Brazil.
Reading code activates a general-purpose brain network, but not language-processing centers.
Fossilized footprints found at an excavation site in southwest New Mexico prove humans colonized the continent much earlier than previously thought.
Regret isn't just unpleasant, it's unhealthy.
If you forgot to defrost your turkey, definitely don’t put it in a deep fryer. Every year, households all across the United States face a troubling dilemma with no good solutions: […]
Experimental archaeology is the practice of recreating past events using knowledge and tools available at the time. Sometimes, it involves elephants.
The replication crisis has debunked many of psychology’s fair-haired hypotheses, but for the marshmallow test, things have only become more interesting.
Drop sodium in water, and a violent, even explosive reaction will occur. But quantum physics is needed to explain why.
A lucky discovery involving lithium-sulfur batteries has a legitimate chance to revolutionize how we power our world.
The results could help NASA's Perseverance rover find evidence of ancient life on Mars.
Finland reveals that happiness is more about mindset than umbrella drinks and sun-warmed beaches.
Construction is nearly complete for a camera that will take 3,200-megapixel panoramas of the southern night sky.
Privateers pillaged British merchant ships in the name of liberty — and profit.
Three cutting-edge techniques – the gene-editing tool CRISPR, fluorescent proteins and optogenetics – were all inspired by nature.