Seawater is raising salt levels in coastal woodlands along the entire Atlantic Coastal Plain, from Maine to Florida.
Scientists confirm that slow blinks are an effective way to connect with a cat.
Research suggests that aging affects a brain circuit critical for learning and decision-making.
The following is an excerpt from Viruses, Pandemics, and Immunity by Arup K. Chakraborty and Andrey S. Shaw. Reprinted with Permission from The MIT PRESS. Copyright 2021. Koch’s Postulates, Anthrax, […]
The largest moon around our last planet didn’t originate with Neptune. When it comes to the moons of our Solar System, there’s only one planet that doesn’t fit in with our […]
The dream of zero resistance is closer than you may think. One of the biggest physical problems in modern society is resistance. Not political or social resistance, mind you, but electrical […]
Our desire to engage in more interesting activities may have something to do with it.
We each have a way of moving to music that is so unique a computer can use it to identify us.
In 2006, the IAU demoted Pluto. Here’s what we know today. In 2006, the last planet in our Solar System suffered an unforgettable insult, as Pluto — known for generations as our ninth […]
Mind Bank Ai is the newest entrant in an ambitious idea: using AI to create a kind of immortality.
In 2006, Pluto was demoted in a very controversial decision. Unless you ignore nearly all of planetary science, it'll never be one again.
The new record-holder opens up a literal Universe full of possibilities. Someday, even our own Sun will eventually run out of hydrogen fuel in its core, bringing a tremendous set […]
Americans have a lower life expectancy than people in other rich countries despite paying much more for healthcare. We explore the number of factors which might explain this difference.
Research has found that previously encountered information feels more "fluent."
Research found that overweight children were just as smart but not as successful.
Did the 20th century bring a breakthrough in how children are treated?
Isolation and empathy are by no means mutually exclusive.
Early reading experiences play an important role in brain development.
In Talking to Strangers, Malcolm Gladwell discusses the concept of coupling.
Being ahead of the curve can be a dangerous place. These 7 thinkers were driven from their homelands over it.
Until about a decade ago, only two habitable zone planets of any size were known to astronomers: Earth and Mars.
The researchers call it a "competence downshift."
The major moons in our Solar System could contain some objects with candidates for potentially having orbiting moons of their own. If many of these moons were situated in different […]
What's your "stress mindset"?