New research reveals the logic behind murder in old Icelandic Viking settlements.
Two strange Oliver Sacks stories about the mind and music from Musicophilia: Tales of Music and the Brain.
An under-5-minute explanation of how you make a particle accelerators.
Our love affair with profanity may be cultural or it may be neurological.
A Yale study finds implicit racial bias in a study of 132 white and black preschool educators, but in different ways.
SONY Computer Science Labs has developed AI FlowComposer to write music.
A senior scientist from the SETI project imagines how we’ll react to inarguable evidence of an alien civilization.
Manu Prakash is one of the MacArthur Foundation’s 2016 Fellows, and here’s why.
Researchers at MIT have developed a system that can read a person's emotions, even hidden ones, at a distance.
Three new studies suggest early modern humans migrated from Africa in one massive migration between 75,000 and 50,000 years ago.