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Why is everyone so selfish? Science explains

The coronavirus pandemic has brought out the perception of selfishness among many.

Americans officially banned from entering EU, at least for now

The European Union agreed on a list of 15 countries that would be allowed to travel in its bloc. U.S. citizens were not on it.

The trouble with judging historical figures by today’s moral standards

Monuments are under attack in America. How far should we go in re-examining our history?

Experiment proves old theory of how aliens might use black holes for energy

Researchers create a device to test a 50-year-old physics theory from the famed Roger Penrose.

6 billion planets like Earth? Scientists make stunning estimate

Astronomers propose new estimate of Earth-like planets in the Milky Way galaxy.

Urban foxes self-evolve, exhibiting Darwin’s domestication syndrome

A new study finds surprising evidence of the self-evolution of urban foxes.

Agenda 21, a wild conspiracy theory reignited by coronavirus

A conspiracy theory that 90 percent of the world's population will be killed off spreads widely on pandemic fears.

Archaeologists find largest-ever Mayan complex hiding in plain sight

Researchers discover a massive ceremonial structure of the ancient Mayans using lasers.

The history of using the Insurrection Act against Americans

Numerous U.S. Presidents invoked the Insurrection Act to to quell race and labor riots.

Mystery anomaly weakens Earth's magnetic field, report scientists

A strange weakness in the Earth's protective magnetic field is growing and possibly splitting, shows data.

Scientists observe strange lights in the heart of the Milky Way

Astronomers spot periodic lights coming from near the black hole at the center of our galaxy.

Astronomer calculates the odds of intelligent alien life emerging

A new study discovers the likelihood of extraterrestrial life in the universe.

Secretive agency uses AI, human 'forecasters' to predict the future

A U.S. government intelligence agency develops cutting-edge tech to predict future events.

Scientists create single-atom devices to supercharge computers

Researchers devise groundbreaking new methods to create and duplicate single-atom transistors for quantum computers.

Study: Medieval arrows were as damaging as gunshots

A study by UK archaeologists finds that longbows caused horrific injuries similar to modern gunshot wounds.

4.33-billion-year-old crystal linked to an ancient collision on the Moon

New analysis of Apollo 17 sample reveals clues to the Moon's violent history.

How to think effectively: Six stages of critical thinking

A critical thinking framework developed by psychologists can help teach mental skills necessary for our times.

Scientists discover a new way to search for dark matter

Have we already found dark matter? It may be hiding in existing data, says a study.

Octopus-like creatures inhabit Jupiter’s moon, claims space scientist

A leading British space scientist thinks there is life under the ice sheets of Europa.

Top-secret U.S. space plane about to leave Earth for years

The Space Force will soon launch its X-37B spacecraft on a classified mission.

New hypothesis argues the universe simulates itself into existence

A physics paper proposes neither you nor the world around you are real.

New study deepens the controversy over Planet Nine's existence

Astronomers release new data to challenge claims about the mysterious Planet Nine.

Astrophysicists discover exotic merger of black holes

Gravitational wave researchers observe black holes of different sizes colliding for the first time.

Scientists use olive oil to discover new universal physics law

Olive oil leads to the discovery of a law that applies to atoms, superconductors, and even high energy physics.

Insightful ideas can trigger orgasmic brain signals, study finds

Research shows how "aha moments" affect the brain and cause the evolution of creativity.

Liberty or death? The coronavirus attacks the soul of America

Some Americans are fearful of government control and awash in conspiracy theories.

Mystery of 'Oumuamua's creation explained by study

New research proposes possible origins of the interstellar object 'Oumuamua.

The power source of the biggest explosions in the universe found

Groundbreaking new research suggests gamma-ray bursts are caused by a star's collapsing magnetic field.

Use emojis in work communication, say psychologists

Researchers advise using emojis to improve communication under coronavirus isolation.

Report: Just 6% of world's coronavirus infections detected

Researchers argue that most coronavirus infections around the world go undetected.

Titanosaur footprints discovered on the roof of a French cave

Scientists discovered footprints made by some of the largest creatures ever to walk the Earth.

Watch: New study confirms masks work to reduce coronavirus spread

Research supports wearing surgical face masks to slow the spread of the deadly coronavirus.

Toilet paper is a giant waste of resources

Americans consume the most toilet paper in the world but it's a very wasteful product to manufacture, according to the numbers.

Gamma-ray space telescope study may have spotted dark matter

New study of gamma rays and gravitational lensing points to the possible presence of dark matter.

Do you have a cold, the flu, or COVID-19?

What symptoms to watch for, how to get tested, what to do if you're sick, and when to go to the doctor.

Mindfulness shown to reduce paranoia in 7 days

A new study found that practicing mindfulness can lower feelings of paranoia.

Study shows how long coronavirus stays alive on common materials

Researchers figure out the infectious periods of coronavirus on cardboard, metal and plastic.

Scorpion venom drug may reverse alcohol damage in babies

A new drug derived from scorpion venom reversed developmental damage in mice exposed to alcohol during pregnancy.

Archaeologists solve the enigma of Ice Age mammoth bone circles

Strange bone circles made from mammoths revealed clues about how ancient communities survived Europe's last ice age.

Japanese scientists discover clue to erasing traumatic memories

Researchers make breakthrough in studying traumatic long-term memory in flies.

New tech reduces salt without compromising taste

Novel food processing tech promises to lower sodium content without reducing flavor intensity.

Physicists probe why the Universe exists and has matter

A new study rocks prevailing theories on antimatter in the early Universe.

The sad history of the U.S government fighting pandemics

Can the American government stop coronavirus spread? Its past actions speak volumes.

4 key questions to challenge your views on genetic engineering

New research shows how Americans feel about genetic engineering, human enhancement and automation.

UFO sightings: Why Mount Shasta is the new Roswell

A volcano in California is a hot spot for conspiracy theorists.

2 new ways to find aliens, according to a Nobel Prize winner

Physicist Frank Wilczek proposes new methods of searching for extraterrestrial life.

Scientists discover how to use time crystals to power superconductors

Physicists propose using time crystals to bring about a quantum computing revolution.

'Reaper of death' who fed on other dinosaurs discovered

A new dinosaur species related to Tyrannosaurs found in Canada.

Elon Musk writes a hit song. Listen now.

The tech billionaire Elon Musk releases a song where he performs himself.

How to beat A.I. in landing a job

Job applicants now have to contend with the growing use of artificial intelligence in hiring decisions.

Astronomers discover what makes the biggest explosions in space

New study figures out how stars produce gamma ray bursts.

Scientist figures out how to move our sun to avoid space collisions

An astrophysicist proposes new designs for stellar engines that can move a solar system.

Scientists can now predict at birth who will have academic success

Study identifies predictors of which students are likely to do well in education.

Mystery effect speeds up the universe – not dark energy, says study

Russian astrophysicists propose the Casimir Effect causes the universe's expansion to accelerate.

Scientists race to use zero gravity to kill the worst cancers

A 2020 space mission wants to use zero gravity to disable some of the hardest cancers to fight.

Physicists discover how to safely create star power on Earth

Princeton scientists find a new way to control nuclear fusion reactions.

How the Sagan standard can help you make better decisions

The noted astronomer and author Carl Sagan came up with a famous dictum acronymed ECREE.

Why Nikola Tesla was obsessed with the Egyptian pyramids

The inventor Nikola Tesla's esoteric beliefs included unusual theories about the Egyptian pyramids.

Breakthrough in creation of gamma ray lasers that use antimatter

Superpowerful lasers for next-generation technologies are closer to existence.

10 great physics courses you can take online right now, for free

Here are 10 physics courses you can take now with some of the best experts in the world.

Astrophysicists discover why black holes and neutron stars shine bright

Researchers find what causes the glow coming from the densest objects in our universe.

Strange quantum effect found in an exotic superconductor

Researchers discovered a mysterious quantum effect that breaks a 60-year-old physics theorem.

Scientists replace blood with icy solution to save lives in danger

Doctors put a human into suspended animation for the first time ever.

Startup backed by billionaires creates superhot solar power

A mysterious startup reveals a groundbreaking solar energy achievement.

New space dangers found by NASA in astronaut blood

A study found alarming changes in the bodies of astronauts aboard the International Space Station.

Scientists want to use mountains like batteries to store energy

Researchers propose a gravity-based system for long-term energy storage.

Scientists find a new way to measure gravity

Researchers develop a novel method to measure gravity that can get much more information.

Men and women speak different languages, shows study

New research finds how power dynamics shape the speech of men and women.

Androids that offer "digital immortality" begin mass production in Russia

A company claims to make the world's first humanoid android and offers 'digital immortality".

After 42 years in space, Voyager 2 breaks thru the heliosphere

A historic NASA probe sends back a treasure-trove of information from billions of miles away.

New study says cosmic acceleration and dark energy don't exist

An Oxford scientist claims a Nobel-Prize-winning conclusion is wrong.

Study claims to identify the homeland of all modern humans

A DNA study looks for the home of the earliest modern humans.

Online video streaming should go green, say experts

Data centers are likely to consume up to 4.1% of electricity around the globe by 2030. Can they go green?

Astrophysicist claims "dark fluid" fills the missing 95% of the Universe

An Oxford scientist's controversial theory rethinks dark matter and dark energy.

Science explains why we love being scared

Psychologists discover why people participate in scary attractions.

Chemicals in consumer products linked to lower IQs in children

Scientists find common chemicals can negatively impact pregnant women.

The "singleton hypothesis" predicts the future of humanity

Philosopher Nick Bostrom's "singleton hypothesis" predicts the future of human societies.

"Game changer" superconductor discovered to power future computers

Scientists from John Hopkins find a material for quantum computing.

Sex study explores 'bad' orgasms

Orgasms don't always mean a sexual encounter is positive, find psychologists.

Physicists solve a 140-year-old mystery

Scientists discover the inner workings of an effect that will lead to a new generation of devices.

AI bests humans in medical diagnosis

Artificial intelligence has proven equal and even better than humans in making some diagnoses.

NASA observes a black hole feasting on a star

The TESS satellite captures rare images of a cataclysmic event in a faraway galaxy.

Astrophysicists: Gamma-ray jets exceed the speed of light

Scientists find that bursts of gamma rays may exceed the speed of light and cause time-reversibility.

What young people around the world want most in a partner

A new study finds an unexpected trait that young people want in a lifelong partner.

Physicists invent a new way to search for dark matter using lasers

Japanese physicists devise technology to discover axion dark matter.

Strange magnetic pulses that happen at midnight detected on Mars

A NASA robot on Mars sends back unusual findings, including timed magnetic pulses.

Why the illusory truth effect works

Repeating lies makes people believe they are true, show studies.

Astronomers spot only the 2nd interstellar object ever seen

An amateur astronomer discovers an interstellar comet on its way to our Sun.

Medicine mix-up leads to children developing 'werewolf syndrome'

A group of at least 20 kids in Spain gets a rare illness with historical roots.

Swedish scientist advocates eating humans to combat climate change

A scientist in Sweden makes a controversial presentation at a future of food conference.

Space hotel with artificial gravity will be in orbit by 2025

The Von Braun Space Station, based on the concepts of a controversial scientist, is moving ahead with construction plans.

Why Australian men live the longest in the world

A new study challenges international life expectancies.

Plants have sensibilities, but are they conscious?

They experience reality differently than we do.

Russia sends humanoid robot to space, fails to dock with ISS

The Russian-built FEDOR was launched on a mission to help ISS astronauts.

Physicists find new state of matter that can supercharge technology

Scientists make an important discovery for the future of computing.

Physicist advances a radical theory of gravity

Erik Verlinde has been compared to Einstein for completely rethinking the nature of gravity.

This optical illusion plays tricks on your brain

Check out these mysterious optical illusions that affect our visual perception.

Study finds the secret ingredient to academic success

A large new study pinpoints a technique to achieving better grades and success in life.

Study: most people would rather lose a job to a robot than a human

A surprising study reveals how people feel about being replaced by robots in their jobs.

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