Local researchers identify a striking rainbow-colored fairy wrasse found off the coast of the Maldives as a fish species all its own.
At a fundamental level, only a few particles and forces govern all of reality. How do their combinations create human consciousness?
Eyes with lower pigment (blue or grey eyes) don’t need to absorb as much light as brown or dark eyes before this information reaches the retinal cells. This might provide light-eyed people with some resilience to SAD.
Every proton contains three quarks: two up and one down. But charm quarks, heavier than the proton itself, have been found inside. How?
By probing the Universe on atomic scales and smaller, we can reveal the entirety of the Standard Model, and with it, the quantum Universe.
A classical equivalent to Chanel No. 5.
Like Dua Lipa, he had to create new rules.
How do fireworks work? A pyrotechnics chemist explains the science behind the brilliant colors and sounds
If you put very fine black powder powder in a confined space it explodes in a cloud of heat, gas and noise.
Your organization won’t become a “data democracy” organically — shared knowledge is key.
The European Space Agency’s Solar Orbiter recently captured images that could help scientists better under the mysterious physics of our Sun.
From "Thompson's violinist" to the "Experience Machine," these thought experiments will throw your mind for a loop.
Starting just about now, leaves start changing color from north to south, high to low, light to dark.
Paintings played an important role in these ancient civilizations. Unfortunately, pigment is not nearly as durable as marble.
This necropsy represents an early entry in what would become a tradition of performing autopsies to consider an individual’s sanctity.
A bat and a ball cost $1.10 in total. The bat costs $1.00 more than the ball. How much does the ball cost?
Like witchcraft, "racecraft" refers to a kind of magical thinking — one that treats race as if it were scientifically meaningful.
The sky is blue. The oceans are blue. While science can explain them both, the reasons for each are entirely different.
Uncertainty is inherent to our Universe.
A medical entomologist points to metabolism, body odor, and mindset.
In 100 years, perhaps this map showing humanity clustering around the equator will seem “so 21st century.”