Just don't expect the apocalypse to look like it does in the movies.
The "Clovis First" hypothesis for human settlement of North and South America has just been debunked. Where do we go from here?
The strangest thing about trying to predict the future is that our only clues lie in the past.
Fossilized footprints found at an excavation site in southwest New Mexico prove humans colonized the continent much earlier than previously thought.
Can Detroit get its comeback right?
Earth is not a benign mother. We have begun to witness what happens when it unleashes its fury.
To date, only one research vessel has ever encountered a milky sea.
Meet a spectacular new blue—the first inorganic new blue in some time.
If you surreptitiously pick your nose, chances are that everyone can see you doing it.
With little progress on other avenues to preventing mass shootings, one firm has employed architecture to save students.
Physics demands that it couldn’t be any other way. Here’s why. Ask anyone — even someone with no background in science — to name something that Einstein did, and odds are they’ll come back with […]
And a combination of all three might take us farther than ever. If you want to see the farthest objects in the Universe, you have to know not only where to […]
Mammals have a history stretching back 325 million years. To study that ancient history is to know our own origins.
A thief left her phone at the scene. The victim took over her social media, sparking a wild internet-sleuthing saga
What started as a viral case of public shaming has morphed into a dark story involving internet sleuths, a criminal network, and the suspicious death of a 62-year-old man in St. Louis.
Future evolution: from looks to brains and personality, how will humans change in the next 10,000 years?
Discussions of human evolution are usually backward looking, as if the greatest triumphs and challenges were in the distant past.
If we succeed in contacting them, will that seal humanity’s doom? One of the most wondrous questions of all concerns our place in the Universe. After 13.8 billion years of […]
What can 3D printing do for medicine? The "sky is the limit," says Northwell Health researcher Dr. Todd Goldstein.
Sometimes the basics really matter.
She was walking down the forest path with a roll of white cloth in her hands. It was trailing behind her like a long veil. It was sweeping needles, leaves […]