The state of nature isn't a "war of all against all." Even no-brainer bacteria "know" that sometimes the game is "Survival of the Friendliest"
Congress has voted to repeal online privacy rules that would have given consumers greater notice and control over their data. Internet Service Providers such as AT&T and Verizon will now be able to sell your browsing history, app usage, and geo-location.
The study of science, without planned application, can lead to fascinating things in its own right.
Three autonomous aerial vehicles (AAVs) are being considered for this epic feat.
What if we build from the sky down? NYC architects release designs for a skyscraper that would hang from an asteroid and travel between hemispheres.
Say it should fall. It’ll cost over $1 trillion to rehabilitate the nation. Who’s going to pay for that?
Does the thought of death make you anxious? A new study suggests that the fear of mortality isn't really about the afterlife at all.
Rachel Carson effectively stopped the usage of DDT. This has led to disastrous consequences, writes Paul Offit in his new book, Pandora's Lab.
You know what would make LEGO even better? A base tape that lets you build against gravity.
US scientists fearing for Earth's climate future begin testing solar geoengineering. The consequences may be terrifying — which is exactly why we need these small-scale experiments.
A blacker-than-black coating reveals how our senses totally fail without input they understand.
Ravenser Odd is just one of 29 towns swallowed by the North Sea
The Onion founding editor Scott Dikkers says every joke can be categorized in one of 11 "funny filters."
The 24/7 nudge economy is emerging. Once-quiet appliances that waited for you to push their buttons are now pushing yours.
Virtual reality and psychedelics are paving new paths for treating mental health.
A 17-year-old British schoolboy spots an error in the data from International Space Station's radiation sensors.
Billionaire George Soros, the subject of countless conservative conspiracy theories, funds the opposition to President Trump's agenda.
Two-thirds of all cancers are caused by DNA replication errors, according to Johns Hopkins researchers. But don't light a celebratory cigarette just yet.
It's not that the brain is a quantum computer, but that we can use quantum theory to explain it.