From Abraham Lincoln's founding of the National Academy of Sciences in 1863, to the US currently leading the world in the Nobel Prize count (a third of which we owe to immigrants), America was built on science. What happens when we doubt and defund it?
A study finds an increasing number of Americans live with serious mental issues and their access to healthcare is getting worse.
A company plans to transform the world's most arid region by bringing icebergs from Antarctica.
Scientists create a superfluid with negative mass that accelerates backwards.
Scientists find a surprising way to biodegrade plastic at an impressively fast rate.
Philosophers David Chalmers and Daniel Dennett argue over “philosophical zombies,” created to question the nature of human consciousness.
Life is a temporary, cosmic accident and the universe may very well be meaningless. That's depressing — or is it?
A recent study suggests Ph.D. students are more likely to develop common psychiatric disorders.
The times in history when science was deadly and dangerous.
Since the March for Science was planned, it's been mired in controversy from both supporters and those who think it's politicized.
New research explains how to build different types of outposts in space.
Elon Musk's new company will use "neural lace" technology to link human brains with machines.
For our future's sake, let's demand government funding for 'little science', says Hertz fellow Avideh Zakhor.
Scientists discover unusual galaxies that raise questions about Einstein's theory of gravity and the existence of dark matter.
1.5 million children die each year from preventable diseases arising from poor sanitation systems. That's why some of the world's top scientists are working to make a 21st-century toilet without links to water, energy, or sewer lines, and which costs users under $0.05 a day.
Albert Einstein shared his thoughts on the meaning of life and his own spiritual views.
Ding-ding! Here's round two of the viral Bill Nye vs. Tucker Carlson Fox News debate. The Science Guy replies, without interruptions, and makes Tucker Carlson an offer.
A new study tries to figure out who finds dark humor funny.
Elon Musk announces that SpaceX will fly two private citizens on a mission around the moon in 2018.
Elon Musk, Sam Harris, Ray Kurzweil and other visionaries discuss AI superintelligence at a recent conference.
Harvard scientists say they are two years away from creating a hybrid embryo with mammoth traits.
Churchill displays a surprising amount of knowledge on a question that we are still wrestling with.
Researchers study the "paradox of happiness" to find out how get into "flow activities" that would make us happiest.
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?
Two recent studies reveal the effects of LSD on the brain.
Regardless of truth, the best storyteller wins: how else could a quarter of Americans, many struggling financially, ‘relate’ to a billionaire real estate mogul?