Chemical engineers have developed a way to protect transplanted drug-producing cells from immune system rejection.
Revolutionary techniques for understanding brain functions in animals could soon help us understand how emotions guide our lives.
The "dangerous people" framework is a myth.
Using a laboratory model, scientists get a nice Jovian surprise.
Smallpox was nothing new in 1721.
Patients with lung disease could find relief by breathing in messenger RNA molecules.
Can Detroit get its comeback right?
Wind energy is one of the cleanest, greenest sources of power. But could it have the sneaky side-effect of changing the weather?
Many still cling to the idea that we live in a deterministic Universe, despite the nature of quantum physics. Now, the "least spooky" interpretation no longer works.
What is the Scully Effect? It's no coincidence that female fans of 'The X-Files' are inspired to choose careers in STEM fields.
Science was never the same after meeting ‘the particle who lived.’ Back in the early 1930s, there were only a few known fundamental particles that made up the Universe. If you […]
Outside Europe, much of the world followed an assortment of rules and understandings about what time meant.
There are only 3 populations of stars, but “generations” is a more complex question. When we look out at the stars in the Universe, we classify them into three different […]
NASA’s New Horizons is the most distant technologically advanced observatory ever. And that makes all the difference. When you look at an object that’s very distant from you, how well […]
Experts argue the jaws of an ancient European ape reveal a key human ancestor.
Abraham Maslow's hierarchy of needs is a well-known model of human development, but Maslow's friend and colleague Kazimierz Dąbrowski believed humans developed in a different way.
Best case: Redrawing borders leads to peace, prosperity and EU membership. But there's also a worst case.
NASA’s Chandra X-ray observatory has shown us the Universe like nothing else ever before. When it comes to the Universe, it mainly generates X-rays through high-temperature heating. X-rays from Chandra reveal […]
Every year, companies try to do things better, to find the most effective way to complete some task or to improve overall productivity. Employee learning programs play a massive part […]
Who needs a hole in the head? As it turns out, lots of people in ancient hospitals did. Why was one society so good at keeping people alive after it opened up their skulls?