Human organs don't always show up where doctors expect.
Why, exactly, should you die for your child?
For the past 150+ years, the big ones have all missed us. But at some point, our good luck will run out.
Outrage is a useful emotion that helped our ancient ancestors survive. Today, it leaves us feeling angry, tired, powerless, and miserable.
The artifacts were often made from found objects – an Ivory dish-soap bottle transformed into an earthenware figure.
Yes, there are reasons to worry about Twitter, but it's not about the bots.
1859's Carrington event gave us a preview of how catastrophic the Sun could be for humanity. But it could get even worse than we imagined.
Shame is a powerful tool that must be used with care.
An experiment in rats suggests that gene editing may be a treatment for anxiety and alcoholism in adults who were exposed to binge-drinking in their adolescence.
A few years ago, the first dark matter-free galaxies were announced, and then immediately disputed. Now, there are too many to ignore.
Our model of the Universe, dominated by dark matter and dark energy, explains almost everything we see. Almost. Here's what remains.
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.
Here's what the weather phenomenon baking large parts of the country actually means.
Is working from home the ultimate liberation or the first step toward an even unhappier "new normal"?
Many atheists think of themselves as intellectually gifted individuals, guiding humanity on the path of reason. Scientific data shows otherwise.
How far should we boldy go?
Hoarders know their habits are abnormal, and yet they cannot help themselves. Maybe you can help them.
Dark matter has never been directly detected, but the astronomical evidence for its existence is overwhelming. Here's what to know.
Virgin birth – which involves the development of an unfertilised egg – has preoccupied humans for aeons. And although it can’t happen in mammals, it does seem to be possible in […]
A boy in Germany seems to be the first person to be cured of a rare and painful skin condition commonly called "butterfly disease."
Two types of nanotechnology, metalenses and metamaterials, could soon make Harry Potter's invisibility cloak a reality.
"I believe our society's gotten to the point where you can't question. You can't provoke. You just have to adhere to consensus."
Over time, the Universe becomes less dominated by dark matter and more dominated by dark energy. Is one transforming into the other?
The unconventional method could help astronomers better track meteorites that fall during the daytime.