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For several weeks after considering the ethics of eating meat, participants in an experiment changed their eating habits.
Ultraviolet LED lights could soon be used to help disinfect air and surfaces in buildings, planes, subways and other spaces.
Humans churn out about 30 gigatons (30,000,000,000 tons) of material every year.
A new study explores the therapeutic potential of the psychedelic drug ibogaine, which has been used in Africa for centuries.
Gun violence is a public health crisis that is notoriously difficult to study because of politics. Finally, a new research initiative has the green light to collect life-saving data.
Here's why you may want to opt-out of Amazon's new shared network.
"Our mission is to completely replace the use of animals as a food technology by 2035," said Patrick O. Brown at the 2020 Web Summit.
Is Bitcoin akin to 'digital gold'?
Psychedelic therapy will become legal in Oregon in 2023. That's thanks largely to a renaissance of psychedelic research that's changing attitudes on the substances' medical potential.
Britons could start receiving the vaccine within days.
Puerto Rico's iconic telescope facilitated important scientific discoveries while inspiring young scientists and the public imagination.
The Google-owned company developed a system that can reliably predict the 3D shapes of proteins.
Vegans and vegetarians often have nutrient deficiencies and lower BMI, which can increase the risk of fractures.
A new method is able to create realistic models of the human heart, which could vastly improve how surgeons train for complex procedures.
It's never too late to learn a new language. Just don't count on speaking French like a Parisian.
Synchronous movement seems to help us form cohesive groups by shifting our thinking from "me" to "we."
How many hurdles stand in the way of hyperloops becoming a commercial reality?
It's "the biggest blow to the war on drugs to date," said Kassandra Frederique, executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance.
It's a precautionary measure stemming from fears that mutated coronavirus strains may reduce the efficacy of future vaccines.
What qualifies someone for the top position in American government?
Both social media companies plan to implement special protocols on Tuesday as election results begin rolling in.
A growing body of research suggests COVID-19 can cause neurological damage in some patients.
Water may be far more abundant on the lunar surface than previously thought.
Think you can solve it? One mathematician has already offered about $1,000 and a bottle of champagne to whoever cracks it first.
The study sheds new light on the relationship between sleep and mental health.
Electricity from solar energy is the cheapest it’s ever been, thanks largely to technological improvements and policies that reduce the risk of investing in renewable energy. That’s one of the […]
"Interacting" with nature through virtual reality applications had especially strong benefits, according to the study.
A series of recent studies found that people with healthy levels of vitamin D were less likely to contract COVID-19 and suffer severe complications from it.
Roger Penrose used mathematics to show black holes actually exist. Andrea Ghez and Reinhard Genzel helped uncover what lies at the center of our galaxy.
A new interactive documentary "How Normal Am I?" helps reveal the shortcomings of facial recognition technology.