Like witchcraft, "racecraft" refers to a kind of magical thinking — one that treats race as if it were scientifically meaningful.
Thanks to genetic clues, scientists discovered that an old stroke therapy that had abandoned for decades might just work.
From a desert oasis to the Rocky Mountains, being filled with awe makes me a better scientist.
The prize went to three researchers who revolutionized the social sciences by taking advantage of natural experiments.
English is a dynamic language, and this summer's new additions to dictionary.com tell us a lot about how we're living.
Popular media often frame scientists as having a cold, sterile view of the world. That couldn’t be further from the truth.
Targeting a signaling pathway in mice helped them retain muscle and bone mass aboard the International Space Station, according to a new study.
Is hope more realistic than despair? Aquinas thinks so.
Researchers propose a new method that could definitively prove the existence of dark matter.
The risk of dying basically flattens after age 110.
Virtual reality continues to blur the line between the physical and the digital, and it will change our lives forever.
There have been some 6,000 Great Lakes shipwrecks, which have claimed an estimated 30,000 lives. These maps show some of them.
At very high and very low temperatures, matter takes on properties that open up an entire Universe of remarkable new possibilities.
Two mounds of rice and a tiny flag in a sea of curry is enough to re-heat an old territorial conflict.
The European Space Agency’s Solar Orbiter recently captured images that could help scientists better under the mysterious physics of our Sun.
Certain companies feel magical. Though the spells they cast may be unique, each emits an aura that delights customers, attracts top talent, and impels the culture to pay attention. Apple […]
Recent American presidents have all faced a crisis of legitimacy in a trend that threatens the health of our democracy.
No matter how your year went, Hubble’s views of the Universe never disappoint. Year after year, Hubble’s telescopic views are unparalleled. Saturn, its rings, and 5 of its moons are […]
Circle spoofing is an advanced form of GPS manipulation – but nobody knows exactly how, or why.
More energy means more potential for discovery, but we’re topped out. If your goal is to discover something completely novel, you have to look in a way that no one else […]
From LED-equipped visors to transparent masks, these inventions aim to thwart facial recognition cameras.
The dream of zero resistance is closer than you may think. One of the biggest physical problems in modern society is resistance. Not political or social resistance, mind you, but electrical […]