Privateers pillaged British merchant ships in the name of liberty — and profit.
Great genius is not born of lightning bolt-like moments of inspiration. In reality, perseverance plays the biggest role.
China's dominance of the rare earth metal industry is part of its overall geopolitical strategy.
A "seafood mafia" is plying the waters between India and Sri Lanka to satisfy China's appetite for an increasingly rare delicacy.
The Vertebrate Genomes Project may spell good news for the kakapo and the vaquita.
Vegans and vegetarians often have nutrient deficiencies and lower BMI, which can increase the risk of fractures.
Participation in community science programs has skyrocketed during COVID-19 lockdowns.
Most of the Moon’s effects on Earth are small and imperceptible. But for the grunion, it’s absolutely essential. Although it’s the closest astronomical body to Earth, the Moon is still […]
Ignoring a scientific truth doesn’t change it, even when the consequences are deadly. “If all your friends jumped off a bridge, would you do it, too?” Many of us, as children, […]
Scientists still don't fully understand how abstaining from animal products affects the body.
Not all states are feeling the effects equally.
Tiny bubbles talk photosynthesis.
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Rates of centenarians are going to increase eightfold in the next three decades.
Restaurants are increasingly less likely to accept paper currency, a trend that likely protects businesses from theft but also makes it harder for low-income people to shop.
A case for looking beyond the planetary scientist’s (or even the astronomer’s) definition. Ever since 2006, when the International Astronomical Union (IAU) officially defined the term planet — introducing the term ‘dwarf […]
Thousands of scientists from 184 countries have endorsed an open letter that outlines some of the Earth's most pressing environmental problems.
Two of our biggest science-fiction dreams might not remain fiction for much longer. Here’s how 21st-century science could make it real. For as long as human beings have looked up at […]
Dylan McWilliams was bit by a shark in Hawaii less than a year after being bit by a bear in Colorado. What are the odds? There’s an old saying out there […]
The famous inventor Nikola Tesla shared his views on dieting and exercising that helped him think better and live longer.
A lack of resources may have made the route once considered likely impossible.