Most people believe themselves to be less at risk from COVID-19 than others similar to them, according to a recent UCL survey conducted in the U.S.
Rare structures and artifacts of the Viking religion practiced centuries prior to Christianity's introduction have been uncovered by archaeologists in Norway, including a "god house."
A team of researchers have discovered the brain rhythmic activity that can split us from reality.
An active component of honeybee venom rapidly killed two particularly aggressive forms of breast cancer in a laboratory study.
By projecting lifetime risk, an alarming new medical study centers the human lives that will be lost due to gun violence and drug addiction in the United States.
A man's skeleton, found facedown with his hands bound, was unearthed near an ancient ceremonial circle during a high speed rail excavation project.
If Arctic ice continues to melt at its projected rate, the bears will go extinct due to starvation by the end of the century according to a first-ever projected timeline.
A new study enhanced color vision for individuals with the most common type of red-green color blindness.
Gender and sexual minority populations are experiencing rising anxiety and depression rates during the pandemic.
Scientists think an insect similar to the modern millipede crawled around Scotland 425 million years ago, making it the first-ever land-dweller.
Mathematicians studied 100 billion tweets to help computer algorithms better understand our colloquial digital communication.
These Jurassic predators resorted to cannibalism when hit with hard times, according to a deliciously rare discovery.
Researchers think they know how a group of ancient sloths, who died thousands of years ago in Ecuador, met their untimely end.
A Cornell Health physician has blended rap and medicine to better educate kids on coronavirus guidelines.
These pink feathered folk form complex social networks and are choosy about who they spend their time with, according to a new study.
A global brainstorming marathon is throwing together brilliant ideas from around the world to rapidly develop solutions to combat the coronavirus pandemic.
A team of scientists created a new type of robot inspired by an octopus, and it could be a major breakthrough in the field.
Researchers documented the most common negative side effects of smoking weed, and who might be most susceptible.
A new study says that it could be centuries before millions of the classic toys submerged in the Earth's seas disintegrate.
Coronavirus infecting your pup is extremely unlikely, but there are some precautions you can take for your pets during the pandemic.
A new web startup is selling algorithmically produced nudes of non-existent women. There's still some ethical concerns.
Hospitals are running out of critical face masks as civilians are panic-buying medical supplies en masse amidst the coronavirus global pandemic.
One in five people have ended sex because of bad bedroom talk. Here's the data and science on how to do it right.
Scientists figured out how a certain treatment for skin cancer gives some patients a visual "superpower."
A new report calls on the departments of certain scientific fields to double the number of black students by 2030.
Interpreter, Google's language translating tool, is coming to mobile and it's poised to change our everyday conversations.
Fast fashion has a devastating impact on the environment. Here's what you need to know before heading to Zara this holiday season.
A new children's program may help displaced Syrian children find stability and belonging in their new communities.
Switching over to a vegan-based diet can drastically cut CO2 emissions. But will Americans actually change their diet?
A federal court ruled that the state of Kentucky was wrong to deny a man's request for a personalized license plate reading "IM GOD." Here's why that's a win against atheist discrimination.
A newly studied hallucinogenic substance has shown signs of treating mental health conditions more efficiently than psilocybin.
Groundbreaking neurological research on songbirds provides insight on human learned behavior and speech.
As the American loneliness epidemic reaches alarming new heights, one artist theorizes on what connection might look like in the future.
While the blockbuster franchise might have given us a distorted view of science's capabilities to address species extinction, new research might come close to "resurrecting" lost species' DNA.
Researchers found that the hearts of Sufi devotees harmonized as one during a mystical practice. And this isn't the first study to show heart synchronization between people.
Before you judge someone's personality based in their playlist, you may want to read the results of this study.
Witchcraft and pagan spiritualities are on the rise in the United States — especially within mainstream youth culture.
Molly Hanson is a Colorado-based writer. She writes stories about nature, climate change, religion, ritual, psychology, the occult, running, and politics.
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