Programmers at MIT publish A.I.-generated scary images scary for Halloween.
Elon Musk wants to put 1 million people on Mars in 40 years. The internet had questions. Here are his answers.
A new book finds that Hitler relied on a number of drugs to rule Germany, including “crystal meth.”
Just imagining movement fires the same neurons as if we were actually moving. A new study shows we can wake our sleeping mind to practice motor skills in our dreams.
Two Canadian astronomers publish a paper with an extraordinary claim of possibly detecting alien signals.
Time travel has titillated scientists and science-fiction fans alike ever since HG Wells first conceived of it in the 19th century. But it plausible? Princeton astrophysicist John Richard Gott III discusses the...
Russian researchers unearth over 500 artifacts from a secret Nazi base in the Arctic.
Of all the fictional ways humanity might possibly kill itself, zombies are the most likely. Here's the data to prove it.
How does our perception of social status relate to health and success? Researchers pose an interesting question in a new study: what happens when your status is uncertain?
When companies hide algorithms from public view, the data are used for destructive purposes, warns Cathy O'Neil in her new book.
We might feel fuller, but eating foods marketed for "fullness" won't prevent us from consuming more calories, even when we're not hungry.
The idea of a world government has been a hot topic in the U.S. elections and throughout history.
This is the first evidence of any contact between ancient Greece and China.
We should be exploring the oceans as seriously as we explore space.
Meteorologists propose a stunning new explanation for the mysterious events in the Bermuda Triangle.
Spontaneous, deep talk on surprise topics. Author Jodi Picoult and host Jason Gots talk comic books, social justice, and why white Americans need to take the risk (and the consequences) of talking honestly about...
Does life work like our technology? Is life under the hood just like a car sporting souped-up complexity?
Tesla's Elon Musk gives a grave warning to those trying to hold back self-driving car technology. According to him, we have it all backwards.
We're ranked behind Saudi Arabia and Korea in empathy. Surprised?
A “needs statement” is the core element and guiding force for such an innovative endeavor, says Stanford Professor Paul Yock.