Mammals have a history stretching back 325 million years. To study that ancient history is to know our own origins.
Neuroplasticity is a major driver of learning and memory in humans.
Awareness of one's own heartbeat has some positive effects.
The tiny swimmers appear to transmit signals that "persuade" the female body to have a baby.
The James Webb Space Telescope finally could answer the age-old question of whether we are alone in the universe.
The story of dog domestication is one of converting the wild wolf into man's nicer, smarter, best friend. It might be all wrong.
Some purveyors of "wellness" sure are sounding like right-wing conspiracy theorists.
75 years after Erwin Schrödinger's prescient description of something like DNA, we still don't know the "laws of life."
Think you can hide your feelings pretty easily?
We just observed the first ‘lunar formation’ in an exoplanetary system. This one image, above, is the first to show moons actively forming around a planet. This colourful image shows […]
The UAE is the first Arab nation to send a spacecraft to the Red Planet.
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With radio and X-ray data combined, we’re understanding how energy flows like never before. When we look out at the Universe on the largest cosmic scales of all, gravity is the […]
As viewed by the MeerKAT telescope, this radio view of the Milky Way blows away every other way we've ever seen our home galaxy.
Building peace with psychedelics: Here’s what happened when Palestinians and Israelis took ayahuasca together
The results of a 2021 study suggest that the world's most powerful psychedelic may be an underutilized peace-building tool.
Attractive women are especially likely to dress modestly, but only in certain scenarios.
Archaeologists suggest this may have been the Americas' "oldest hotel."
From a desert oasis to the Rocky Mountains, being filled with awe makes me a better scientist.
Innovators don't ignore risk; they are just better able to analyze it in uncertain situations.
Civilization is facing an existential threat from climate change. Will we humans make it? Does anyone in the universe make it?
When these particles are eaten by earthworms, the results are not good.
In spite of a government mandate, females are often treated as afterthoughts in scientific research.
Music, journaling, and spending time with your pets are all science-backed ways to boost mental health during stressful times.
Pandemic-inspired housing innovation will collide with techno-acceleration.
I’m not saying it’s not aliens, but it’s not aliens. When it comes to life in the Universe, we still have no definitive answer to the biggest question of all, “are […]
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