New report calls for a global phaseout of gas-guzzling cars.
The new phase of matter behaves like a solid and a frictionless liquid at the same time
Your five-minute guide to what's happening in tech this Tuesday, from NHTSA's investigation into Tesla's Autopilot to Blue Origin suing NASA.
It does not matter if intelligent life exists elsewhere. We will never find each other.
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...
Devoted teams of health-care workers are trekking great distances to deliver the life-saving inoculations.
Forty years after the AIDS pandemic began, we may finally be close to its conclusion.
The swift rise of the Chinese video-sharing app could have ramifications for all of us and how we live, both online and off, says author Chris Stokel-Walker
At a volcanic eruption, the sublime experience of watching land submerge land.
Sunscreen and calcium supplements aren't enough to protect Mars-bound space travelers from radiation and a lack of gravity in outer space.
The long read: The creators of the Aibo robot dog say it has ‘real emotions and instinct’. This may seem over the top, but is it? In today’s AI universe, all the eternal questions have become...
Why do so many feel free to be nasty to others online?
IBM’s artificial intelligence was supposed to transform industries and generate riches for the company. Neither has panned out. Now, IBM has settled on a humbler vision for Watson.
With the right conditions and a bit of luck, some of the most inhospitable worlds in the universe could still be habitable.
Milk, egg and other animal products can now be brewed in the lab using familiar fermentation processes, requiring regulators to reconsider what truly makes something "milk" or "cheese"
The company's research into a consumer mind-reading device is over, for now. Some scientists said it was never possible anyway.
Official timeline aims by 2035 to operate a fleet of hypersonic aircraft that can transport 10 passengers to anywhere on Earth within an hour.
Yale researchers looked at 12.7 million tweets from over seven thousand Twitter users to test whether users expressed more outrage over time, and if so, why.
Crows recently demonstrated an understanding of the concept of zero. It’s only the latest evidence of animals’ talents for numerical abstraction — which may still differ from our own grasp of numbers.
New ultraprecise measurements show that the asteroid Bennu has a higher chance than thought of impacting our planet sometime in the next 300 years, NASA says.
The evolution of the cell phone illustrates what it takes for technologies to go from breakthrough to big time
In a few museums around the world, there lies the special experience of seeing some of the earliest computers. These room-filling monsters have multiple racks of vacuum tubes that are kept working …
Delta won’t be the last variant. What will the next ones bring?
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.
Billions of people around the world depend on the waters locked away in glaciers for their livelihoods, power and food. What might we lose if they disappear?
Scientists now say with more confidence than ever that climate change is to blame for the increase in extreme weather.
Half of all invasive species in the ocean have only been studied once, and we only know about the potential impacts of one out of every 10.
Exclusive: campaigners say aligning with EU ruling on chemical testing will ‘blow a hole’ in UK leadership on cruelty-free cosmetics
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.
A new study found some dogs learn the name of a new object after hearing it only four times.