One of the scariest films of the 1970s didn't set out to be a horror film at all.
Conspiracy theories about the event dating back to the 1970s are in fact more popular than ever.
A new study upends a long-standing theory on how the brain plans motor actions in uncertain environments.
Our brains did not evolve to shop on Amazon.
A lucky discovery involving lithium-sulfur batteries has a legitimate chance to revolutionize how we power our world.
The Kazungula Bridge connects Zambia and Botswana, barely missing Namibia and Zimbabwe.
Being more creative doesn’t require a ‘Muse.’ It’s about pairing intelligence and imagination.
In his new book, "Forward: Notes on the Future of Our Democracy," former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang explores how media narratives can warp public perception of political candidates.
An open letter predicts that a massive wall of rock is about to plunge into Barry Arm Fjord in Alaska.
Mental health, healing and pulling together were key themes of 2021, according to the world’s most popular search engine. Google processes billions of requests every day and its Year in Search […]
An algorithm produced every possible melody. Now its creators want to destroy songwriter copyrights.
A computer coder and a lawyer decide they have a right to speak for all the songwriters that ever lived, those who are alive today, and all those yet to be born.
Understanding the factors behind recent growth could help us better approach inequality.
How the brain decides what to store and what to forget.
"The function of private media is to make money for the people who own the media. It is a business," Sanders said.
On Nov. 13, 1946, a scientist dropped crushed dry ice from a plane into supercooled stratus clouds.
Why you’ve probably never heard of Computer Space, which launched the video game industry 50 years ago
Computer Space lacked a critical ingredient that the other games possessed: gravity.
Bastet was the daughter of the sun. The ancient Egyptian goddess was originally a fierce lioness warrior—a strong woman with the head of a big cat. Over time, her image […]
Alzheimer's has proved difficult to treat. But solving the mystery of this ultra-rare frontotemporal dementia may unlock new understanding.
Already 14 billion miles from the Sun, Voyager 1 is speeding away at 38,000 mph.
A fascinating new book tells the untold stories of two women, Jackie Cochran and Jerrie Cobb, who could have been first. On June 18, 1983, the Space Shuttle Challenger launched with […]
You can’t control external threats, but you can manage how you prepare and respond to the risk.
Listening to some songs can cause a powerful physiological response known as "frisson." What is it, and why does it happen?
Scientists are solving the problem of costly energy storage.
The photometric filters for the Vera Rubin Observatory are complete and showcase why they are indispensable for astronomy.
A tourist generally has an eye for the things that have become almost invisible to the resident.
“I watched closely for the sun or stars to appear, to correct my chronometer, on the accuracy of which our lives and the success of the journey would depend.”