For the past 150+ years, the big ones have all missed us. But at some point, our good luck will run out.
Human organs don't always show up where doctors expect.
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.
Shame is a powerful tool that must be used with care.
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.
Yes, there are reasons to worry about Twitter, but it's not about the bots.
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.
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"?
A boy in Germany seems to be the first person to be cured of a rare and painful skin condition commonly called "butterfly disease."
Many atheists think of themselves as intellectually gifted individuals, guiding humanity on the path of reason. Scientific data shows otherwise.
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 […]
Hoarders know their habits are abnormal, and yet they cannot help themselves. Maybe you can help them.
Two types of nanotechnology, metalenses and metamaterials, could soon make Harry Potter's invisibility cloak a reality.
Did the 20th century bring a breakthrough in how children are treated?
The unconventional method could help astronomers better track meteorites that fall during the daytime.
A new study from Iceland confirms that a shorter workweek improves productivity.
Dark matter has never been directly detected, but the astronomical evidence for its existence is overwhelming. Here's what to know.
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.
Before the war, medical experts treated the body as a sum of its parts. Conditions like wound shock and brain damage called for a change in perspective.
Attempts to normalize abnormal development could prevent individuals in need of help from seeking it.
Children with pre-existing mental health issues thrived during the early phase of the pandemic.