New research finds evidence that the gravitational pull of Jupiter and Venus has been warping our orbit every 405,000 years, at least as far back as 215 million years ago.
A team of Polish designers has just won a competition with its design for an inflatable skyscraper designed for use in emergency zones.
Research suggests that your name affects the level of success you’ll achieve in your career and love life, and even where you choose to live.
The IAU has just approved a dozen new names for features on Pluto’s moon Charon. They draw from an array of famous authors, characters, mythical objects and one U.S. filmmaker.
Infographics present the latest NHTSA statistics on the likelihood of having a fatal accident while commuting to and from work.
Earth is old enough to have been home to other industrialized civilizations so far back in the past we have no idea they were there. What we’ll leave behind may offer clues of what we could look for as evidence.
Accident Claims Advice has made an infographic of the ways in which people often die, and figured out the odds of each one happening to you.
A new study from researchers at Northwestern University and University of Surrey links being a night owl to dying younger. It’s a large study of nearly half a million people and the first to document such a link.
A new coating material has been developed for fighting healthcare-associated infections (HAI) using overhead lighting. It’s a new coating for hospital walls and surfaces that uses quantum dots and crystal violet to...
The suicide rate goes up in spring and summer—not winter as many believe—and studies suggest a link between immune-system inflammation from pollen and seasonal depression.
Researchers believe that the practice of sleeping through the whole night didn’t really take hold until just a few hundred years ago.
Brewing beer is as much science as art, and here are four reasons why.
Human chimerism seems to be a rare condition where twins swap DNA, but it may be more common than you think.
Smithsonian researchers identify an ocean zone with unique species living at the very edge of light.
A questionable new study suggests green tea may be able to reduce the effect of Down syndrome on facial features.
Ten days before he died, Stephen Hawking published a final paper with a way to prove or disprove the multiverse.
The Plasmodium Consortium seeks to get answers to America’s problems from slime molds.
A new startup has a method for preserving a brain’s memories when it’s frozen for future uploading.
A new study finds that supposedly healthier standing desks cause physical pain and slow down users’ thinking.
Research shows that the U.S. has more food allergies than other nations though it’s not clear why. The good news: For one of the worst allergies, peanuts, there’s promising news.