New research by Professor Dan Graur shows that only a quarter of the human genome is functional.
Historian Alfred McCoy explains why American power is coming to an end and lays out his vision for the new global order.
Northwestern University researchers discover the unexpected origins of half the atoms in our bodies.
Elon Musk issues a stark warning at the National Governor's Association meeting.
Researchers succeed in an 80-year-old quest to find the elusive "angel particle".
Creators of the mega-hit tv show "Game of Thrones" face growing controversy over their next show.
Superfast hyperloop travel gets closer to reality as Elon Musk receives "verbal" government approval for a route linking NYC and Washington.
Scientists discover a counterintuitive property of quantum particles called "backflow".
A new report highlights the increasing violence faced by environmental activists around the world.
NASA is close to testing its next-generation nuclear fission reactors that would power a Mars colony and propel space exploration.
Chinese scientists accomplish the feat of teleporting a photon to a satellite hundreds of miles above Earth.
A human chain of 80 people rescues a drowning family in Florida, illustrating the dangers of rip currents.
Many people were upset when NPR tweeted out the Declaration of Independence.
A new study challenges what we understand about the workings of time.
Scientists solve the mystery of why 2000-year-old Roman concrete still stands strong.
An interactive periodic table with pictures makes it easy to see how each element is used.
A new study looks at how to make a successful smile.
A pioneering study provides a detailed look at how the U.S. economy will suffer from climate change.
New studies look at possible age limits to the human lifespan.
Google is closing in on achieving a major quantum computing milestone.