Want indestructible skin that can withstand bullets? Scientists are experimenting with one of the toughest natural materials found on earth: spider silk. One day soon we can all be Spider-Man, or at least sport his suit.
Autonomous vehicles and humanoid robotics are not the crowning achievements of our age. These are the warm up acts.
Why was it that when Galileo viewed Venus and Jupiter with the naked eye, Venus, the brighter planet, appeared larger, but when viewed through a telescope, Jupiter appeared larger?
We will have a better and freer society when we have a greater understanding of math.
Edward Frenkel, who is one of the leading mathematical physicists in the world, makes math look sexy.
Nearly 50 percent of American adults are single. And many of them are happily single.
Although we live in an information age, we don’t really know what information even means.
A newly released video captures Felix Baumgartner's world record-setting free fall back to Earth from the edge of space, from his perspective.
Ethan Nadelmann describes the War on Drugs as a prime example of the risk perception gap becoming a risk in and of itself.
Bill Nye argues that we need a generation of scientifically literate students in order to be successful in the 21st century.
A major advance in the use of microscopes for scientific investigation allows scientists to watch the brain create memories.
Rick Smolan: I wonder if 50 years from now we'll look back, maybe Julian will be the hero and J. Edgar Hoover will be the enemy of the state.
One might say of Bach's time, it's unheard of to combine opera with a religious theme, my dear.
Kirk Johnson: It was an amazing discovery that we’re all related, but it was not obvious. It’s not obvious that I’m related to a strawberry.