Nikolaas Tinbergen's concept of "supernormal stimulus" explains why humans are attracted to a heightened version of reality.
Certain water beetles can escape from frogs after being consumed.
Two aspects of memory – fast updating and long lasting – are typically considered incompatible, yet the insects combined them.
Disgusting behavior is often crucial to survival.
Darwin was right again—sort of.
Discovering fossilized insects is difficult, but a new find suggests a unique place to look.
Moral dilemmas reveal the limitations of ethical principles. Oddly, the most principled belief system might not have any principles at all.
Once science operations begin for James Webb, we'll never look at the Universe the same way again. Here's what everyone should know.
Can a non-native species be a friend instead of a foe?
From succubi to aliens, stories of abductions or other unsettling encounters have been with us for millennia. What explains them?
The highest-energy particles of all come from space, not human-made colliders. When it comes to the most energetic particle collisions of all, you might think that the Large Hadron Collider […]
It comes from a supernova seen just 33 years ago, and it doesn’t pulse. 33 years ago, a supernova occurred just 168,000 light-years from Earth. This new image of the supernova […]
"I think when you come to grips with what happened, it gives you a chance of doing something different. What's really dark is when you're going through something and you have no perspective." By revisiting—through poetry—his 9 years in prison for a teenage carjacking, Reginald Dwayne Betts finds freedoms most of us have never known.
The study was only conducted with already healthy men, however.
Study finds that a colony's exposure to pesticides impairs offspring.
As the world gets hotter, men may have fewer and fewer viable sperm
Taking time for thoughtful consideration has fallen out of fashion, writes Emily Chamlee-Wright. How can we restore good faith and good judgement to our increasingly polarized conversations?
Dozens of mummified cats were dug up this week. This isn't as shocking as you might think.
Even after our merger with Andromeda, we might retain our spiral shape for trillions of years. You probably don’t think about it very often, but the Milky Way galaxy won’t remain […]