Jess Bering sees our ability to summon arousing recollections as the reason human sexuality is unique among animals.
US scientists fearing for Earth's climate future begin testing solar geoengineering. The consequences may be terrifying — which is exactly why we need these small-scale experiments.
A blacker-than-black coating reveals how our senses totally fail without input they understand.
A huge landslide and tsunami no one witnessed may foreshadow many more to come in the aftermath of climate change.
Steven Kotler talks about the neuroscience about how flow state turns off time.
A new study reveals the positive effect being vegetarian can have on the production of greenhouse gases.
Theoretical physicist Lawrence Krauss explains why nothing is really something.
An amateur scientist reveals that cosmic debris from space is all over the place.
Conceptual artist Jonathon Keats proposes neuroscience-based fashion.
A new study tries to figure out who finds dark humor funny.
The first full-sized hyperloop test track is being built in the Nevada desert.
How our brains can be both asleep and up and about at the same time.
NASA has turned to the internet for help in naming the newly discovered Trappist-1 exoplanets.
"My theory is true, if I do say so myself." SPOT stands for “Spontaneous Preference For Own Theories,” and it’s a newly identified cognitive bias.
For autonomous self-driving cars to truly take over, every road needs to be digitally mapped.
It may be possible to treat eczema with a super-effective ointment made from your own microbes.
The moment we divided the world into opposites, we opened the gates of Hell.
New 3D images of a mouse brain reveal a neuron that encompasses the entire brain.
The Svalbard Global Seed Vault holds the world’s largest collection of seeds, for safekeeping.
Meet the Cornell scientist who figured out the link between fracking disposal wells and Oklahoma’s earthquakes.