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?
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.
A study analyzes the relationship between how fast people speak and how much information they actually relate.
The feud between some of the Rockefellers and ExxonMobil has intensified.
New research reveals that people find those who use profanity more honest and trustworthy.
A new nonprofit organization aims to elect more scientists to the U.S government.
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.
Canadian scientists discover how being bilingual creates advantages for the brain.
Scientists are finding that loneliness has real medical consequences, and the brain sees it as pain.
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.
Cheetahs and giraffes have been placed on the conservation "red list" due to collapsing populations.
Researchers find more evidence of the link between social media use by young adults and depression.
CERN researchers make a major step in understanding antimatter by trapping antihydrogen atoms and controlling them with lasers.
Physicist Erik Verlinde's theory successfully predicts the distribution of gravity around 33,000+ galaxies without relying on unobserved "dark matter".
There is censorship in science, admits Bill Nye – but not nearly as much as there should be.
A 99-million-year-old dinosaur tail with feathers was examined in a new study by an international team of researchers.
A Harvard University study of women finds a link between optimism and risks of dying from a number of diseases.
Scientists propose an unexpected location for extraterrestrial life.