Salt seems to be the reason why bolts are brighter over the ocean than over land.
A subtle-seeming Google purchase paves the way for a dramatic expansion of Chrome OS's reach — and a dramatic reimagining of what a Chromebook even is.
Search engine optimized accounts that publish hundreds of nearly identical tracks rake in streams and profits
The U.S. isn’t alone in harboring anti-vaxxers and flat-earthers. But two specific things about America set us apart from the rest — and make our distinct hatred of science stand out
Men may withdraw from their partners in an attempt to restore their masculinity, but it can backfire: It's bad for the relationship, and it doesn't make others see them as more masculine.
Do recent explanations solve the mysteries of aerodynamic lift?
Could extinct species, like mammoths and passenger pigeons, be brought back to life? The science says yes. In How to Clone a Mammoth: The Science of De-Extinction (Princeton UP, 2020), Beth Shapiro…
The BBC's Tom Heap explores exciting emissions-saving ideas that could help save the planet.
Which cities have the most CCTV cameras? This map reveals the top surveillance cities worldwide in terms of the prevalence of CCTV cameras.
Satellite images of rivers across the U.S. have revealed a troubling color-changing trend: Over the past three decades, one-third of formerly blue rivers have turned a shade of yellow or green....
Sure, the 19th-century invention transformed shopping. But it also revolutionized how we think about the built environment
They pack 10 percent of the power of a full-size nuclear plant in just 1 percent of the space.
Kate Greene had a headstart in coping with lockdown cabin fever after living inside a geodesic dome at 8,000ft, as part of a space experiment
Over the past two years, astronomers have rewritten the history of our galaxy.
Over the past two years, researchers have rewritten nearly every major chapter of the galaxy’s history. What happened? They got better data.
"Dreams are primarily visual precisely because this is the only sense that is disadvantaged by darkness."
As Uber parks its plans for robotaxis, experts admit the autonomous vehicle challenge is bigger than anticipated
As we start a new decade, it’s a good time to reflect on expectations for the next 10 years. Tyler thinks the Great Stagnation could be ending. Caleb sees cracks. Noah expresses techno-optimism....
As the world grows increasingly complex, the limitations of user-centered design are beginning to emerge
Could shrunken heads from the Amazon hold the key to curing cancer? One man thought so—and spent a lifetime trying to prove it.
Trees store information about climatic conditions in the rings they lay down each year. Dendrochronology — the science of studying these rings — allows scientists to learn about the ancient...
While it seems that various technologies are completely taking over many different parts of human life, it appears that even some man-made things are better left to nature.
The preserved pup is helping researchers understand how wolves migrated across Europe, Asia, and North America.
Long before anyone knew of SARS-CoV-2, a small band of government and university scientists uncovered a prototypical key that unlocked life-saving immunizations.
New ways to work, exercise, see the doctor, watch movies and sanitize every surface in sight will continue to proliferate. So will monthly subscription fees.
Forbes Asia’s inaugural 100 Digital Stars list highlights 100 singers, bands, and film and TV stars from across the Asia-Pacific region who have taken the digital world by storm.
As the world waits for COVID-19 vaccines, some pharmaceutical companies stand armed and ready with an exciting improvement: better vials to hold the doses. Vials haven’t changed much in the last...
The kicker? It's actually saving us.
Why therapy works is still up for debate. But, when it does, its methods mimic the attachment dynamics of good parenting
Habit formation is a complicated process, and an app is only a first step.
The journey of COVID-19 vaccines from creation to inoculation
Our oceans provide more than just a home to a vast array of species – they also sequester unfathomable amounts of CO₂. But sea levels are also rising, posing a threat to coastal cities. What role...
The views expressed in this newsletter are solely my own, and do not represent the views of my employer. Well, they aren’t solely my own, because I’ve stolen most of them from people smarter than...
Software giant says it saw ‘unusual activity’ on a few accounts that led it to discover the breach The Russia-linked hackers behind a widespread cyber-intrusion into U.S. corporate and government...
Scientists are edging closer to making a super-secure, super-fast quantum internet possible: they've now been able to 'teleport' high-fidelity quantum information over a total distance of 44...