The study may help us develop a new biomarker for obesity and even type 2 diabetes.
A new study shows that oxytocin plays a similar role in dogs’ emotions as it does in humans.
Here are four great brains from great minds, and how they differ from yours.
The first in-body gene-editing experiment has just begun.
Last week, we published an article outlining how you can take Yale university courses for free, right now. Given the response to that article, we have decided to show you more classes that you can access at no...
Predatory journals are so busy scamming scholars that seven big ones appointed a dog posing as a PhD to review submissions.
Physicists propose a new kind of space structure that can allow information to escape from black holes.
It's not only a lack of sleep that's hurting us. A lack of dreaming might point to health problems.
Geologists find that when the earth’s spin slows as it has recently, major earthquake activity follows.
Why do scientists look down on philosophers? And are they right to do so?
Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to help stop the flow of plastics into our oceans.
George Bernard Shaw quipped that a rich man ‘does not really care whether his money does good or not, provided he finds his conscience eased and his social status improved by giving it away’. Was he right?
India is a vast land, rich in history, beauty, and great ideas. Here, we want to introduce you to ten great minds in Indian thought. These ten thinkers span thousands of years, include several religions, and more...
Caltech engineers create a stable ring of plasma in the air, a feat thought impossible.
This research is helping scientists overcome a fundamental machine learning problem.
A new study links multiple sex partners and smoking to head and neck, or oropharyngeal, cancer.
An MIT study finds that even toddlers can learn the value of hard work and perseverance.
An AI watchdog supported by Elon Musk releases a horrifying new film warning about the dangers of autonomous weapons in the near future.
Which is worse? Alcohol or marijuana?
Is consciousness everywhere? Is it a basic feature of the Universe, at the very heart of the tiniest subatomic particles? Such an idea – panpsychism as it is known – might sound like New Age mysticism, but some...