Are we really only a moment away from "The Singularity," a technological epoch that will usher in a new era in human evolution?
The strangest thing about trying to predict the future is that our only clues lie in the past.
75 years after Erwin Schrödinger's prescient description of something like DNA, we still don't know the "laws of life."
From 1974 to 1978, the chimps of Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania were at war with each other, the first time conservationists saw chimps engage in calculated, cold-blooded killing.
A new study tracks the human-dog relationship through DNA.
Detective fiction reveals how a particular society or time period looks at crime and criminal justice.
In his new book, "The Wires of War: Technology and the Global Struggle for Power," Jacob Helberg outlines the brewing cyberwar between Western democracies and autocracies like China and Russia.
Historically, periods of mass flourishing are underpinned by technological revolutions. Currently, we are undergoing a technological revolution unlike anything the world has ever seen.
These photos of scientific heroes and accomplishments inspire awe and curiosity.
There's a limit to how large planets can be, and it's only about double the radius of Jupiter. At least, so far.
Humanoid robots are coming, and Ameca is designed to be the ideal platform to study human-robot interactions.
Undiagnosed brain disease or divine inspiration? The origins of the French composer’s most provocative composition remain up for debate.
Haters and disrespect aside, fruitcake is still a robust American tradition.
Three cutting-edge techniques – the gene-editing tool CRISPR, fluorescent proteins and optogenetics – were all inspired by nature.
How close are we to human teleportation? Successes in quantum teleportation experiments abound.
George Washington’s biggest battle? With his dentures, made from hippo ivory and maybe slaves’ teeth
Washington first took the oath of office of the president of the United States with just one natural tooth remaining.
Scientists have identified an alternative DNA structure described as a "twisted knot" inside living human cells. They're calling it the i-motif.
What happens when simulation theory becomes more than a fascinating thought experiment?
Whether they’re gas giants or rocky planets makes all the difference for life. Over the past 30 years, we went from not knowing if there were planets like ours around other […]
Researchers from the University of Toronto published a new map of cancer cells' genetic defenses against treatment.
What can 'behaviorism' teach us about ourselves?