Fintech companies are using elements of video games to make personal finance more fun. But does it work, and what are the risks?
It may depend on whether you're an "easily empathetically embarrassed" person.
Drop sodium in water, and a violent, even explosive reaction will occur. But quantum physics is needed to explain why.
On Earth, carbon can form millions of compounds, while silicon is largely stuck inside rocks. But elsewhere, silicon could form the basis of life.
A two-dimensional material made entirely of carbon called graphene won the Nobel Prize in 2010. Graphyne might be even better.
Dancing, for Nietzsche, was another way of saying Yes! to life.
When three wise men gifted baby Jesus with gold, frankincense, and myrrh, they had no idea one was made from colliding neutron stars.
Life arose on Earth very early on. After a few billion years, here we are: intelligent and technologically advanced. Where's everyone else?
The gaze of another person can make us conceive of our body as an object.
Researchers speculate the famous monument was one of the world’s first solar calendars, possibly inspired by trade with ancient Egyptians.
The answer to this question depends on how you define "freedom."
Agile learning enables an organization to pivot quickly in response to changes in technology, economic conditions, market demand, and more.
Based on the atoms that they're made out of, the innermost planet should always be the densest. Here's why Earth beats Mercury, hands down.
Everyone loves a laugh now and then, except for most of the philosophers you've heard of.
Dark matter has never been directly detected, but the astronomical evidence for its existence is overwhelming. Here's what to know.
Science can teach us so much about our planet, but something more must compel us to take care of it. If you want to understand our planet, the best way to […]
If we were born trillions of years in the future, could we even figure out our cosmic history?
Game theory is a unique combination of math and psychology. Its applications turn up everywhere, from nuclear war to Tinder to game shows.
We once thought the Moon was completely airless, but it turns out it has an atmosphere, after all. Even wilder: It has a tail of its own.
Jean Paul Sartre summed up the existentialist idea of "bad faith" through a waiter who acted a bit too much like a waiter.
New ideas inevitably face opposition. A new book called "The Human Element" argues that overcoming opposition requires understanding the concepts of "Fuel" and "Friction."
How do fireworks work? A pyrotechnics chemist explains the science behind the brilliant colors and sounds
If you put very fine black powder powder in a confined space it explodes in a cloud of heat, gas and noise.
Studio Ghibli movies celebrate the natural world using a very Japanese mixture of Shinto, Buddhist, and Daoist themes.