A much-needed "causal revolution" has arrived in Judea Pearl's 'The Book of Why'. But despite vast improvements over "trad stats", there's cause for concern over logic-losing numbers.
A new paper strengthens the theory that black holes are like balls of space yarn and debunks the idea of "firewalls".
Why is only 10% of the population left-handed? There are a few new scientific clues pointing to the answer.
We know not getting enough sleep is bad for us, this study gives us yet another reason to get a few more hours in.
This is an extremely rare find; only three similar fossils have been found in the world.
The Swift-Tuttle comet is the source of the lovely Perseid meteor shower each August. It’s also getting closer and closer, making it "the single most dangerous object known to humanity."
The Parker Solar Probe is the first time a spacecraft will ever get this close to the sun.
The vast emptiness of space isn't really so empty: It's filled with space goop made of greasy carbon molecules.
How worried should we be about bacteria with an alcohol tolerance? Be afraid, be very afraid.
"Hothouse Earth" is basically a self-sustaining engine of warming and carbon. Ummm...
The Perseid meteor shower during this weekend's new moon should be fabulous.
The stunning Super-Kamiokande is hidden beneath a mountain in Japan to detect neutrinos shot from supernovas.
A new report from the American Meteorological Society shows that Earth’s atmosphere had the highest levels of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere in 2017 than it's had in the past 800,000 years.
A new study shows that psychopaths have a hard time telling when someone's genuinely distressed, and that they don't seem to care much either way.
Lab-grown lungs have been successfully placed in pigs for the first time. How long until we get to humans?
It's all about having mature ideas about how romantic relationships work.
No, it won't be as big as the moon, as some have claimed. Still, it will be a nice show for the next month or so.
Hear Carl Sagan as you've never heard him before.
Scientists have identified a new shape called the scutoid, and it helps explain the how cells in the body arrange themselves in tightly packed three-dimensional structures to form tissues.
Richard Feynman wrote a lot of things. Here, you can read his most touching letter.
A new study reveals the most popular conspiracy theories believed by Russians.
Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have developed a compostable material derived from crab shells and tree fibers that might not only be able to replace plastic.
Scientists have discovered a rare hybrid between a melon-headed whale and a rough-toothed dolphin in waters near Kauai, Hawaii.