TRAPPIST-1 is 40 light years from Earth. It would take us millions of years to get there.
Harvard scientists say they are two years away from creating a hybrid embryo with mammoth traits.
Bill Gates proposes an ingenious solution to the job losses from the coming automation.
Creating a race of super soldiers is off the table, too.
Churchill displays a surprising amount of knowledge on a question that we are still wrestling with.
The causes of hit products are themselves uncausable. 'Hit Makers' by Derek Thompson explains why we know how to make songs, but not hits.
The human mind is like a Turing machine, says Daniel Dennett. It's made up of unthinking cogs – but when combined in the right order, their motion gives rise to consciousness.
Just as the collective ruckus of science deniers hits its peak, Netflix announces a date for 'Bill Nye Saves the World', a heroic new show that will answer the most pressing science questions of our era.
Reading popular science articles is a fun pastime for many people, and can help everybody understand the world of science. But is there a downside to making this information so easy to understand?
Evolutionary biologists generally agree that humans evolved from a bacteria-like ancestor, rather than a viral one. But what if we're chemically connected?
Physicists finds evidence from just after the Big Bang that supports the controversial holographic universe theory.
Regardless of truth, the best storyteller wins: how else could a quarter of Americans, many struggling financially, ‘relate’ to a billionaire real estate mogul?
Scientists are planning a Scientists’ March on Washington on April 22 to protest the Trump administration’s anti-science policies.
The spreading of misinformation and doubt has undermined support for climate change. Despite broad consensus from climate scientists that humans are largely responsible for climate change, only 27% of Americans think there is agreement. New research points to a possible way to "vaccinate" against this misinformation.
Scientists from Harvard University claim to have created metallic hydrogen, a new metal with revolutionary potential applications.
Physicists propose that violations of a fundamental law of physics in early stages of the universe are responsible for the mysterious dark energy.
A new study may explain why the Australian megafauna went extinct around 45,000 years ago.
Has technology advanced enough that we could stitch together body parts and reanimate the dead? Bill Nye one-ups that old-school Frankenstein vision with newer (and cooler) scientific possibilities.
Your willpower is a muscle that can be trained. Here is a wealth of scientific information to help you understand your behavior and engineer a successful health and weight-loss plan.
Schrodinger's cat is one of the most famous thought experiments of all time, but what does it mean for science, and what happens to the poor cat?
Astronomers trace the origin of repeating radio bursts from deep space to a dwarf galaxy 3 billion light years away.
Four-year research concludes there's a new organ inside the body, creating a new field of science.
The environmental legacy of this generally disgraced President is second to none.
Researchers find more evidence of the link between social media use by young adults and depression.