The Big Bang is widely accepted as being the beginning of everything we see around us, but other theories that are gathering support among scientists are suggesting otherwise.
Some tech and drug enhancements are banned as unfair, but ironically they could end up leveling the playing field.
When Kyrgyzstan moved all education online during the pandemic, some remote schools were left behind. Connecting them meant delivering them an “internet in a box.”
Even as a hollow ball of embryonic cells, developing fish and mammals are not entirely defenceless.
New braintech can capture a vast amount of personal data. It’s time to think about how yours will be protected.
In just a few short days, on December 31, 2020, we will say our final goodbyes to one of the most important internet technologies that ever lived: Flash. I remember vividly the first time I saw...
For the first time since records began, the main nursery of Arctic sea ice in Siberia has yet to start freezing in late October.
In a landmark series of calculations, physicists have proved that black holes can shed information — an apparent violation of Einstein’s theory of relativity.
How the search engine incentivized cooking websites to game its five-star system.
Centuries ago, a prestigious Islamic library brought Arabic numerals to the world. Though the library long since disappeared, its mathematical revolution changed our world.
Meet the Novogen White, a special breed of commercial chicken whose eggs are used in the pharmaceutical industry for a wide range of medicines, including vaccine production
A reconnaissance flight in the South Atlantic obtains spectacular imagery of the giant iceberg A68a.
What if nobody could ever tell you that you're wrong?
These pink animals come in various shades of magenta, fuchsia, coral, and rose. Consider them your valentine from Mother Nature.
The platform is overrun with hate speech and disinformation. Does it actually want to solve the problem?
Some ideas for socially valuable research topics across 19 fields.
We asked some of the people who've spent the most time on the ISS: What's it like up there?
After the news that France would be the only territory to continue to include EarPods with the iPhone, it seems that Apple is not packing the earbuds...
The disassembled treasure room hasn't been seen since 1944.
Only the President can order the launch nuclear weapons. The President is not required to consult with anyone, and, if the President orders a launch, no one has the authority to rescind the order.
If White House officials want to find the origin of its outbreak, they could use viral genomics to identify a source and a location. But time is quickly running out.
Paywall Article, but here are the three takeaways:
Global warming doesn’t just mean we’ll have more fires. It means the fires will be hotter, faster and more destructive.
Mining agencies promise to minimize harm to ocean ecosystems. Scientists say we can't predict its full extent — or how to reverse it
Even before the Covid pandemic, loneliness had been deemed an official epidemic in several countries – and some companies have offered tech-based solutions
Abnormally long fasts linked to melting sea ice may be pushing polar bears to their limits.
A new generation of scientists have uncovered barrels containing DDT, a toxic pesticide banned decades ago, dumped into the deep ocean.
The controversial jailed antivirus software mogul John McAfee followed up his virus-fighting work with one of the first social networks, a competitor to AOL Instant Messenger. Really.
The tech giant helps governments and law enforcement decipher vast amounts of data — to mysterious and, some say, dangerous ends.
In the summer of 1996, my mother’s business partner vanished during a sea kayaking trip off the coast of Mexico. Keith, as I’ll call him,...
An analysis of ways to measure a community's vulnerability to climate change suggests that California's current method may leave some at-risk communities behind in efforts to reduce health impacts...
The kicker? It's actually saving us.
NUKEMAP is a mapping mash-up that calculates the effects of the detonation of a nuclear bomb.
The preserved pup is helping researchers understand how wolves migrated across Europe, Asia, and North America.
Pilot rustiness, maintenance errors and even insect nests could endanger safety warn airline experts.
Discover the one weird trick that’s ruining everything you love about being online.