Researchers have recently discovered two of the genes that govern this weird-looking salamander's ability to regenerate limbs, eyes, and even its brain.
Numerous drugs designed to treat diabetes, arthritis, and other conditions may actually have secret anti-cancer properties as well.
Being a specialist used to be the way forward, but the future belongs to people who can adapt to any given scenario on a dime.
The new strain of coronavirus that has spread across Asia is causing concern ahead of China's Lunar New Year.
With just a few strategical tweaks, the Nazis could have won one of World War II's most decisive battles.
There's a lot we can do with current technology to help stem the tide of climate change, but future technology may help even more.
New research suggests the ocean current that delivers warm water to Europe has a one-in-six chance of halting temporarily over the next hundred years, potentially resulting in freezing temperatures.
The Mars 2020 rover is set to launch in July of the same year, setting the stage for years and years of science on the Red Planet.
Recent research estimates that the growth of emissions slowed down to 0.6 percent in 2019. However, this still means that humans released more CO2 into the atmosphere in 2019 than in any other year.
A new method of measuring human exposure to the potentially toxic chemical calls into question regulatory policy.
Following two deadly crashes, the FAA has been engaged in a lengthy review process of the Boeing 737. With recent news that the review may continue into 2020, Boeing has opted to halt production of the plane.
Going from a solitary teenage protester in front of the Swedish parliament to a global icon in little more than a year certainly merits a distinction.
Let's not kid ourselves: Coral reefs are in serious danger. But numerous ambitious projects are underway with the goal of keeping these ecosystems alive.
In a recent interview, a former Boeing quality manager cited numerous safety concerns in the 787 Dreamliner.
Researchers discover that not only can anxiety prevent you from sleeping, but not getting a good night's sleep might also cause anxiety.
A recent computer analysis found that millions of possible chemical compounds could be used to store genetic information. This begs the question — why DNA?
The social media company's recent transparency report claimed that it had taken down a staggering number of fake accounts — but it's unlikely they're catching them all.
Scientists speculate that if life were to have spontaneously developed on Earth, the first thing there would need to be are vesicles.
Researchers recently discovered an antibody that totally disrupts the influenza virus's ability to replicate; it could be used to design a universal flu vaccine.
The finding represents one of the first times we have observed how the human brain clears out its waste products.
Rather than scrubbing the emissions from fossil fuel plants, a new analysis suggests we should simply replace those power plants with renewable alternatives.
Recent years have seen countries across the African continent investing deep into the tech industry. Rwanda is angling to get ahead of the pack.
For decades, Americans sprayed the notorious pesticide DDT all over their homes and fields. But it turns out we may have known about — and ignored — a safer alternative used by the Nazi regime.
Our society mostly emphasizes developing logical, procedural thinking skills, but this isn't the only way to come up with great ideas. Forgetting to develop our lateral thinking skills may mean missing out on unexpected innovations.
Dr. Joel Smithers was recently sentenced to decades in prison for the numerous illegal prescriptions he gave out.
Most of us can't imagine wanting absolute control over a nation or feeling compelled to commit mass murders — so then what is it about a dictator's psychology that makes them different?
Most of us have heard of Abraham Maslow and his hierarchy of needs, but Maslow doesn't have a monopoly on self-actualization.
Most elderly individuals' brains degrade over time, but some match — or even outperform — younger individuals on cognitive tests.
Unhealthy diets cause the part of your brain responsible for appetite to become inflamed, encouraging further eating and obesity.
Critics complain that Maslow's hierarchy of needs focuses too much on the West. Yet other cultures often have similar ideas about personal development.
Gail Bradbrook, co-founder of Extinction Rebellion, called for a mass psychedelic act of civil disobedience in protest of drug criminalization.
During World War II, the U.S. incarcerated over 100,000 Japanese Americans in concentration camps throughout the West.
Until the use of prison labor is banned, many stakeholders will be incentivized to prevent felons from being rehabilitated.
This modern therapy technique has been shown to be effective and easy to learn — could teaching it to students help cut off a growing mental health crisis?
In one Indian farming district, many women are paying for expensive and medically unnecessary hysterectomies in order to be more productive at work.
Abraham Maslow's hierarchy of needs is a well-known model of human development, but Maslow's friend and colleague Kazimierz Dąbrowski believed humans developed in a different way.
With the ivory trade on the decline, poachers have been capitalizing on a new, disturbing trend.
In the village of Kongthong, villagers don't call each other by their name; instead, they call out using unique, bespoke tunes that resemble birdsong.
Most diseases don't differ depending on where you're from. Schizophrenia, however, is heavily dependent on your culture.
Bats are being subjected to a deadly plague that may be threatening their existence. However, a new bacterial spray may help fight the fungus responsible.
A new book from the former editor of El Mundo describes a culture of corruption in Spain's press. In exchange for favorable coverage of politicians and corporations, bribes.
The downsides of drug abuse are so clear that one would imagine smarter folks would stay away from them. The research suggests otherwise.
Matt Davis writes stories about science, technology, bizarre anecdotes from history, esoteric odds and ends, bleak but nevertheless fascinating environmental issues, and whatever else grabs his easily grabbed attention.