Fintech companies are using elements of video games to make personal finance more fun. But does it work, and what are the risks?
From exoplanets to supermassive black holes to the first stars and galaxies, Webb will show us the Universe as we've never seen it before.
The Mayan calendar is revered for its impeccable accuracy. Now, a recent excavation in Guatemala reveals how the system developed over time.
After decades of development, whether NASA's Webb succeeds or fails all comes down to five critical milestones that are only days away.
People around the world, mostly Generation Z, are obsessed with the look and feel of gothic, elitist universities. Why?
When we fail to help in a bad situation, we are morally responsible. So, why don't we pick up others' litter?
The "Foundation" series, recently adapted into a show by Apple TV, was inspired by a fascinating, real-life academic discipline.
Until recently, video games were accused of killing brain cells. Now, researchers are trying to understand how they help players get smarter.
From succubi to aliens, stories of abductions or other unsettling encounters have been with us for millennia. What explains them?
The light from Earendel took 12.9 billion years to reach Hubble. The star is millions of times brighter than our Sun and 50 times as massive.
A two-dimensional material made entirely of carbon called graphene won the Nobel Prize in 2010. Graphyne might be even better.
Blended learning reflects how people learn and develop naturally every day. Here's how to put it into practice.
The laws of physics state that you can't create or destroy matter without also creating or destroying an equal amount of antimatter. So how are we here?
New ideas inevitably face opposition. A new book called "The Human Element" argues that overcoming opposition requires understanding the concepts of "Fuel" and "Friction."
Game theory is a unique combination of math and psychology. Its applications turn up everywhere, from nuclear war to Tinder to game shows.
These astounding inventions show that civilizations of the past were a lot more advanced than we might have thought.
Once science operations begin for James Webb, we'll never look at the Universe the same way again. Here's what everyone should know.
The Big Bang was hot, dense, uniform, and filled with matter and energy. Before that? There was nothing. Here's how that's possible.
The Universe’s idea of a ‘typical star’ has changed dramatically over time. When you look out at the Universe today, you’re not seeing it exactly as it is at one particular […]
A new method of extracting rare-earth elements could put us on the track toward a circular economy.
Soviet researchers studied crime through a Marxist-Leninist lens. Under Lenin, a humanitarian approach to criminality briefly emerged, but dissipated when Stalin rose to power.
China's dominance of the rare earth metal industry is part of its overall geopolitical strategy.