Inequality from the Recession has a lot to do with how the government designed its response.
In 100 years, perhaps this map showing humanity clustering around the equator will seem “so 21st century.”
Pando, which is Latin for "I spread," is a single organism spanning some 106 acres.
To study the origin of the Universe, we could build a constellation of six expensive spacecraft — or we could just use the Moon.
Once numbering just 27 birds, the global population of California condors is now in the hundreds.
A team of scientists hopes deep-earth lithium could sustain America's vast demand for batteries. But extracting it won't be easy.
There's a whole lotta shakin' goin' on beneath the single plate of Mars.
Our chart shows new additions since 1984 that have stuck around.
These prices are too good to pass up on.
At least 33 cities are sinking by more than 1 cm a year.
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 study finds prescription medications and dangerous unlisted ingredients in ordinary supplements.
There is strong evidence that invertebrates are sentient beings.
The base rate fallacy may help to explain low reproducibility in various fields of science.
New research suggests that there is no "typical" form of Alzheimer's disease, as the condition can manifest in at least four different ways.
There may be thousands of undiscovered mammal species in the world. Most are small, like bats and rodents, but there could be primates, too. A lifeline for Bigfoot enthusiasts?
A new bridge joins a divided Croatia, but it cuts Bosnia out of Europe — literally and figuratively. A bridge meant to unite also divides.
Music and sounds only seem to reduce pain in mice when played at a specific volume.
And debate over it started soon after.
Planets are either rocky, like Earth, or gas-rich, like Neptune, with no in-between. What are the different types of planets that exist in the Universe? If all you could see […]
Dating of volcanic ash suggests the remains are at least 230,000 years old.
Moral panics about the content of children's cartoons and other forms of entertainment have a long history.
Only 1% of corn grown is the U.S. is the type that people eat.
Digitized logbooks from the 1800s reveal a steep decline in strike rate for whalers.
Urinating in the direction of NATO’s staunchest opponent could cost you $350 or more. For world peace, aim wisely.
In 2006, Pluto was demoted in a very controversial decision. Unless you ignore nearly all of planetary science, it'll never be one again.
New machine-learning algorithms from Columbia University detect cognitive impairment in older drivers.