Biologists at the University of Bristol demonstrate how the mysterious phenomenon of spider ballooning for great distances and at great heights works.
Rates of centenarians are going to increase eightfold in the next three decades.
In a fascinating and somewhat unexpected result, mild electrical stimulation of the prefrontal cortex part of the brain can reduce violent urges and even raise moral awareness.
There's a reason why all the world seems to be hiding within the borders of Maine.
This is a remarkably rare case of non-human primate tool use in the wild. We're witnessing another species dawn of their Stone Age.
A study finds that when checking genetic ancestry, people cherry-pick which ancestors they identify with and which ignore.
As we’ve come to expect, conspiracy theorists and fringe Christian evangelicals are heralding the July 27 blood moon as a sign of the imminent apocalypse. But what is the blood moon prophecy, and why does it appeal...
Maybe everything we do is bad. But it’s not all bad to the same extent. Writer Jonathan Safran Foer on factory farming and free-range parenting in 2018.
A new study suggests that it’s possible to replace anxiety-producing unpleasant memories with new ones implanted under hypnosis.
One study showed the death rate cut in half for people who kept the same doctor. Wow.
Wind power on Mars makes it possible for any rover or other craft to collect power at the poles or other areas on the planet that don't get constant sunlight.
To help dramatize the need for us to open our minds about the potential nature of extraterrestrial life, experimental philosopher Jonathon Keats has built instruments and composed music for aliens.
Despite little clinical evidence of efficacy, a growing number of parents are giving their children supplements that could prove dangerous.
It turns out, that tattoo ink can travel throughout your body and settle in lymph nodes.
The Humboldt marten, a (much cuter) cousin of the weasel, has been placed on the endangered species list thanks to marijuana croppers.
A large analysis shows that many species are completely changing their habits to avoid humans.
Sports teams have yet to pour a celebratory cooler of chocolate milk over their coach after winning the big game.
Half of all the antibiotics produced in the United States are given to animals to help them grow faster, should we stop this for the sake of our health?
We knew that coffee is good for us. Now we know why.
The James Webb Space Telescope could mean finding a human-sustaining planet in another galaxy.