“Think defensively about how you can protect yourself from an almost inevitable attack, rather than assuming you’ll avoid harm.”
A new method of extracting rare-earth elements could put us on the track toward a circular economy.
Symbolic gestures often speak to our psyche in ways no rational action could ever speak to our intellect.
The recently discovered Oort cloud comet, Bernardinelli–Bernstein, has the largest known nucleus: 119 km. Here's what it could do to Earth.
There's a fatal prion infection killing deer and elk across North America.
In 2022, the probe will crash into an asteroid while a nearby satellite captures it on camera.
Forget little green men: These scientists say we should be more worried about little green germs.
He wear no shoeshine, he got toe-jam football...
Game theory is a unique combination of math and psychology. Its applications turn up everywhere, from nuclear war to Tinder to game shows.
Impressive but deadly physics underlie catastrophic eruptions.
Dating of volcanic ash suggests the remains are at least 230,000 years old.
Surface deformation or other signs of an impending explosion may not occur. Instead, supervolcanic eruptions can be much more insidious.
Research from NASA reveals Mars’ spectacular volcanic past.
It's better to pursue moral actions instead of the ephemeral state of happiness, according to the philosopher Immanuel Kant.
Most cities reeked of death, defecation, and industrial waste. Still, focusing only on stench means turning a blind eye (or nose) to the many other smells that helped shape human history.
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A food safety researcher explains another way to know what’s too old to eat.
The chariot survived ancient eruptions and modern-day looters to become a part of the world heritage site.
Think leisure is pointless?
Immune booster or pure torture?
In an excerpt from her recent book, the behavior geneticist Kathryn Paige Harden carefully explores a topic that's often considered taboo: how genetics affect life outcomes.
The apes taught sign language didn't understand what they were doing. They were merely "aping" their caretakers.
Only nine weeks later, the Wright Brothers achieved manned flight. The pathologically cynical always will find a reason to complain.
Scientists track down a puzzling early burst of oxygen on Earth.
An icy space rock flattened an ancient city and everyone in it, perhaps inspiring the Biblical story of Sodom
Shocked city dwellers who stared at it were blinded instantly, then the entire city caught fire.