In an excerpt from her recent book, the behavior geneticist Kathryn Paige Harden carefully explores a topic that's often considered taboo: how genetics affect life outcomes.
What responsibility should government authorities and Big Tech take in policing the spread of sedition-oriented content?
Deep underwater, temperatures are close to freezing and the pressure is 1,000 times higher than at sea level.
The dream of zero resistance is closer than you may think. One of the biggest physical problems in modern society is resistance. Not political or social resistance, mind you, but electrical […]
Dominant wild silverbacks wax musical with their mouths full.
Here's why scary stories were once an integral part of Christmas Eve festivities.
In his new book, The Deep History of Ourselves, Joseph LeDoux explains where we come from.
Today, a quickly emerging set of technologies known as bioprinting is poised to push the boundaries further.
Microbes screened with a new microfluidic process might be used in power generation or environmental cleanup.
Animal extinction is, after all, inevitable in the natural world — some have even called it the “engine of evolution". So why should extinction matter to us?
Maybe the only chance they have to tell their story before they're gone.
Mosquitos kill about 725,000 people a year... making them the deadliest animal in the world. Our own blood could kill them, thanks to a new study of an old drug.
The results of this study may help scientists devise new drugs for pain and nicotine addiction.
It marks the third such defamation against Jones, but it's not clear the plaintiffs will have an easy case ahead of them.
An MIT study finds that even toddlers can learn the value of hard work and perseverance.
The eccentric millionaire has been offered bribes and gotten death threats. Yet, he holds steadfast, as this remarkable treasure hunt stands as his legacy.
On September 1, launched a $2.5 million project called “Open Exploration of Vertebrate Diversity in 3D” or as many scientists know it – the “scan-all-vertebrates” project. Sponsored by the National Science […]
Imagine charging your phone using the power of your heart.
Scientists have used CRISPR-Cas9 to clone virus-free piglets as organ donors for humans.