There are almost no standards governing the cannabis industry. Your favorite weed strain may contain unpleasant surprises.
Knowing that technology would advance in the future, NASA put some moon rock samples into storage without opening them. Now, they have.
In Sun-like stars, hydrogen gets fused into helium. In the Big Bang, hydrogen fusion also makes helium. But they aren't close to the same.
A new study looks at what happens when you get infected with two viruses at the same time.
Antisense oligonucleotide therapy uses small molecules to alter RNA. Researchers have now used those molecules to alleviate a genetic form of blindness.
The surface of asteroid Bennu is more like a plastic ball pit than the Moon.
Wireless charging isn't just for phones and laptops. It could also power medical devices like heart implants.
Social media isn’t the majority – it’s the vocal fringe.
Theoretically, we know what happened on the red planet. Here’s how we’ll find out whether we’re right. When it comes to the worlds beyond Earth in our Solar System, it’s only […]
When making any tough decision, the key is not to be overly exploratory or exploitative.
We all employ heuristics to help us deal with the world. But when we make a hasty generalization, we risk making a big error in our thinking.
Scientists look to erupted sea glass — lava that erupted in the ocean and was instantly chilled by the surrounding water — to take Earth's temperature.
We will become billions of people who share a single vast intellect.
The scent of sickness: 5 questions answered about using dogs – and mice and ferrets – to detect disease
Could medical detection animals smell coronavirus?
The 2020 election cycle is not yet as wild as the 1876 election that made Rutherford B. Hayes president.
The ancient Maya enjoyed filling their teeth with gemstones. A new study reveals how the procedure was done and how it didn't kill them.
The new material may make marine uranium extraction economically feasible.
One day, this powerful tool could be in millions of smartphones.
The Poisson distribution has everyday applications in science, finance, and insurance. To compare the results of some biomedical studies, more people ought to be familiar with it.
A team of scientists managed to install onto a smartphone a spectrometer that's capable of identifying specific molecules — with cheap parts you can buy online.
How do these little beasties detect light anyway?
Musical preferences are correlated with personality traits. This connection exists across cultures and continents.
Asteroid Bennu is still far more likely to fly right by us than to make impact.
A study describes how researchers conducted the first successful DNA sequencing on ancient Egyptian mummies.
In the philosophy of Star Wars, the Sith are evil because they surrender to passion. But is a life of total rationality a “good” life?