Fintech companies are using elements of video games to make personal finance more fun. But does it work, and what are the risks?
Scientists turn to nature to improve a ubiquitous building material.
From exoplanets to supermassive black holes to the first stars and galaxies, Webb will show us the Universe as we've never seen it before.
The Mayan calendar is revered for its impeccable accuracy. Now, a recent excavation in Guatemala reveals how the system developed over time.
After decades of development, whether NASA's Webb succeeds or fails all comes down to five critical milestones that are only days away.
When we fail to help in a bad situation, we are morally responsible. So, why don't we pick up others' litter?
People around the world, mostly Generation Z, are obsessed with the look and feel of gothic, elitist universities. Why?
A two-dimensional material made entirely of carbon called graphene won the Nobel Prize in 2010. Graphyne might be even better.
Until recently, video games were accused of killing brain cells. Now, researchers are trying to understand how they help players get smarter.
The "Foundation" series, recently adapted into a show by Apple TV, was inspired by a fascinating, real-life academic discipline.
From Ramses II to Alexander the Great, these leaders helped shaped the world we know today.
Unless you have a critical mass of heavy elements when your star first forms, planets, including rocky ones, are practically impossible.
The light from Earendel took 12.9 billion years to reach Hubble. The star is millions of times brighter than our Sun and 50 times as massive.
From succubi to aliens, stories of abductions or other unsettling encounters have been with us for millennia. What explains them?
Game theory is a unique combination of math and psychology. Its applications turn up everywhere, from nuclear war to Tinder to game shows.
Planets can create nuclear power on their own, naturally, without any intelligence or technology. Earth already did: 1.7 billion years ago.
The laws of physics state that you can't create or destroy matter without also creating or destroying an equal amount of antimatter. So how are we here?
Just a small gesture or a thoughtful comment can often alter a situation, or people’s perceptions of it, in ways that relieve tensions and make them feel appreciated and included.
Blended learning reflects how people learn and develop naturally every day. Here's how to put it into practice.
A new method of extracting rare-earth elements could put us on the track toward a circular economy.
Once science operations begin for James Webb, we'll never look at the Universe the same way again. Here's what everyone should know.
These astounding inventions show that civilizations of the past were a lot more advanced than we might have thought.
The Big Bang was hot, dense, uniform, and filled with matter and energy. Before that? There was nothing. Here's how that's possible.
New ideas inevitably face opposition. A new book called "The Human Element" argues that overcoming opposition requires understanding the concepts of "Fuel" and "Friction."