The idea that the news can make you sick has a long history.
Back to the drawing board.
The story of dog domestication is one of converting the wild wolf into man's nicer, smarter, best friend. It might be all wrong.
The far infrared reveals both the coldest and hottest gas in the Universe, and can teach us what no other wavelength range can.
The U.S. has the world's largest debt in absolute terms, but Japan's is the largest when measured in terms of its debt-to-GDP ratio.
Listening to some songs can cause a powerful physiological response known as "frisson." What is it, and why does it happen?
Math offers good evidence that humans can solve any problem — as long as there’s money in it.
Time for a status check before watching "Moon Knight."
With two different black hole event horizons now directly imaged, we can see that they are, in fact, rings, not disks. But why?
Gigantic ranges called "supermountains" formed twice in Earth's history, and they may have had a profound influence on evolutionary history.
There is no rule that will force Omicron or another COVID variant to become less deadly over time, but there is reason for hope.
A two-dimensional material made entirely of carbon called graphene won the Nobel Prize in 2010. Graphyne might be even better.
The airships have a range of 4,000 nautical miles, can fly for five days, and can cruise as high as 20,000 feet at 80 mph. They take to the skies over Spain in 2026.
Maps can do more than show us places. They also can help determined people find others long lost, whether birth mothers or fugitive killers.
How much we enjoy a conversation can all be a matter of timing — specifically, how long it takes us to respond to what was just said.
Companies can identify you from your music preferences, as well as influence and profit from your behavior.
Roughly the size of a thumbnail, this newly discovered toadlet has some anatomical surprises.
Prison is an unreliable method of punishment. Let's do better.
We often laugh at inappropriate things, but not when we are emotionally invested. Laughter cannot be serious. So, can we ever laugh at death?
The most momentous and significant events in our lives are the ones we do not see coming. Life is defined by the unforeseen.
It follows a well-worn playbook for North Korea.
Singapore is a breeding ground of truly green buildings.
Spirals, ellipticals, and irregulars are all more common than ring galaxies. At last, we know how these ultra-rare objects are made.