What does it take to become an astronaut? Retired astronaut Chris Hadfield explains, along with his vision for space exploration.
The quest for "earth-like" planets may be in vain. The chances of finding another Earth are infinitesimally small, given Earth's unique chemistry and mineralogy.
Researchers study wolves in the area contaminated by the Chernobyl nuclear disaster and what happens when they leave.
An even better reason to eschew alpha-male office culture.
There are millions of asteroids in the solar system. A new study might tell us where they came from.
Psychopathy is a “wildly misunderstood corner of mental health research,” according to the author of a new study on psychopathy and attention mechanisms in the brain.
Biologists at the University of Bristol demonstrate how the mysterious phenomenon of spider ballooning for great distances and at great heights works.
Rates of centenarians are going to increase eightfold in the next three decades.
Michelle Thaller from NASA examines if it's possible to put up a giant disk to block out the sun's rays and cool Earth.
In a fascinating and somewhat unexpected result, mild electrical stimulation of the prefrontal cortex part of the brain can reduce violent urges and even raise moral awareness.
There's a reason why all the world seems to be hiding within the borders of Maine.
This is a remarkably rare case of non-human primate tool use in the wild. We're witnessing another species dawn of their Stone Age.
A study finds that when checking genetic ancestry, people cherry-pick which ancestors they identify with and which ignore.
As we’ve come to expect, conspiracy theorists and fringe Christian evangelicals are heralding the July 27 blood moon as a sign of the imminent apocalypse. But what is the blood moon prophecy, and why does it appeal...
Maybe everything we do is bad. But it’s not all bad to the same extent. Writer Jonathan Safran Foer on factory farming and free-range parenting in 2018.
A new study suggests that it’s possible to replace anxiety-producing unpleasant memories with new ones implanted under hypnosis.
One study showed the death rate cut in half for people who kept the same doctor. Wow.
Wind power on Mars makes it possible for any rover or other craft to collect power at the poles or other areas on the planet that don't get constant sunlight.
To help dramatize the need for us to open our minds about the potential nature of extraterrestrial life, experimental philosopher Jonathon Keats has built instruments and composed music for aliens.
Despite little clinical evidence of efficacy, a growing number of parents are giving their children supplements that could prove dangerous.
It turns out, that tattoo ink can travel throughout your body and settle in lymph nodes.