Why is only 10% of the population left-handed? There are a few new scientific clues pointing to the answer.
The ultimate fate of the universe is a mind-bogglingly thing to think about. So what’s the final outcome for it all?
Richard Feynman once asked a silly question. Two MIT students just answered it.
Vaccinations have saved countless lives and untold suffering, even though many adults still believe vaccines are bad for their children.
A new study discovers that engaging in back-and-forth conversations with a child builds stronger connections between two of their brains’ vital critical speech areas, regardless of socioeconomic status.
Geneticists figure out how elephants keep from getting cancer.
These maps offer a glimpse of what’s been lost – or rather, destroyed – by previous generations.
Scientists reversed the ageing of human cells, which could provide the basis for future anti-degeneration drugs.
It’s still only in the lab at this stage, and then there’s the problem of where, exactly, to store the carbon-impregnated magnesite.
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.
New research spots a remarkable meeting of Jupiter’s jet streams and its magnetic field and proposes that it may contain the explanation for the planets’ striking cloud patterns.
A new paper strengthens the theory that black holes are like balls of space yarn and debunks the idea of "firewalls".
We love citing the big names in science. Einstein. Curie. Sagan. Nye The Science Guy. But does that lower the bar for the rest of the workaday scientists out there?
We know not getting enough sleep is bad for us, this study gives us yet another reason to get a few more hours in.
The speed of death isn't as instantaneous as you may think.
You've probably seen it hanging around. But how did it get there? And can we live there?
In Egypt, comedy can be a matter of life and death. But life in America's no cakewalk either. Political satirist Bassem Youssef on reinventing yourself, crossing cultural lines, and the future of space exploration.
Physicist Michio Kaku doesn't see immortality as impossible, especially of the digital kind.
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."