Northwell Health is using insights from website traffic to forecast COVID-19 hospitalizations two weeks in the future.
The federal government and private insurers greatly increased Americans' telehealth access during the pandemic. Will these changes be permanent?
"The function of private media is to make money for the people who own the media. It is a business," Sanders said.
For several weeks after considering the ethics of eating meat, participants in an experiment changed their eating habits.
Ultraviolet LED lights could soon be used to help disinfect air and surfaces in buildings, planes, subways and other spaces.
A new study explores the therapeutic potential of the psychedelic drug ibogaine, which has been used in Africa for centuries.
Gun violence is a public health crisis that is notoriously difficult to study because of politics. Finally, a new research initiative has the green light to collect life-saving data.
"Our mission is to completely replace the use of animals as a food technology by 2035," said Patrick O. Brown at the 2020 Web Summit.
Psychedelic therapy will become legal in Oregon in 2023. That's thanks largely to a renaissance of psychedelic research that's changing attitudes on the substances' medical potential.
Puerto Rico's iconic telescope facilitated important scientific discoveries while inspiring young scientists and the public imagination.
The Google-owned company developed a system that can reliably predict the 3D shapes of proteins.
Vegans and vegetarians often have nutrient deficiencies and lower BMI, which can increase the risk of fractures.
A new method is able to create realistic models of the human heart, which could vastly improve how surgeons train for complex procedures.
It's never too late to learn a new language. Just don't count on speaking French like a Parisian.
Synchronous movement seems to help us form cohesive groups by shifting our thinking from "me" to "we."
It's "the biggest blow to the war on drugs to date," said Kassandra Frederique, executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance.
It's a precautionary measure stemming from fears that mutated coronavirus strains may reduce the efficacy of future vaccines.
Both social media companies plan to implement special protocols on Tuesday as election results begin rolling in.
Think you can solve it? One mathematician has already offered about $1,000 and a bottle of champagne to whoever cracks it first.
"Interacting" with nature through virtual reality applications had especially strong benefits, according to the study.
A series of recent studies found that people with healthy levels of vitamin D were less likely to contract COVID-19 and suffer severe complications from it.
Roger Penrose used mathematics to show black holes actually exist. Andrea Ghez and Reinhard Genzel helped uncover what lies at the center of our galaxy.
A new interactive documentary "How Normal Am I?" helps reveal the shortcomings of facial recognition technology.
Most said they want to act on their desire someday. But do open relationships actually work?
The 20th century was marked by waves of pro-democracy revolutions. Now, the future of democracy looks uncertain.
New research conducted on mice suggests repeated heavy drinking causes synaptic dysfunctions that lead to anxiety.
The electric car manufacturer says updates to its battery design and manufacturing process will help lower production costs.
From cryonics to time travel, here are some of the (highly speculative) methods that might someday be used to bring people back to life.
People remember when governments lie to them and it lowers their satisfaction in government officials.
Welcome to the world's newest motorsport: manned multicopter races that exceed speeds of 100 mph.
"The results change the perception of who a Viking actually was," said project leader Professor Eske Willerslev.
The 'Charleston Loophole' has likely allowed thousands of guns to end up in the hands of people who would have failed a federal background check.
Stewart is supporting a new bill that aims to extend health care and disability benefits to veterans who served alongside burn pits.
Targeting a signaling pathway in mice helped them retain muscle and bone mass aboard the International Space Station, according to a new study.
The drive would provide enough thrust for a spacecraft to travel near the speed of light using only electricity, says physicist Jim Woodward.
This medieval-themed meme highlights a shady yet all too common rhetorical move people make in arguments.
In some countries, religiosity and pro-science attitudes are actually positively correlated, according to the results of a recent study.
Otto Aviation says the hourly cost of flying the new Celera 500L is about six times cheaper than conventional aircraft.
A new study shows that anxiety has been rapidly increasing among young adults in the U.S. from 2008 to 2018.
Google's Arts & Culture app just added a suite of prehistoric animals and NASA artifacts that are viewable for free with a smartphone.
Spending time in green spaces seems to yield many health benefits, most of which researchers are only beginning to understand.
Why do Black newborns have a relatively high mortality rate in the U.S. — and how does the race of the doctor factor in?
The finding is remarkably similar to the Dunning-Kruger effect, which describes how incompetent people tend to overestimate their own competency.
The immune system seems able to "remember" the coronavirus, and therefore able to prevent — or minimize the severity of — reinfection.
A study published Friday tested how well 14 commonly available face masks blocked the emission of respiratory droplets as people were speaking.
After a decade of failed attempts, scientists successfully bounced photons off of a reflector aboard the Lunar Reconnaissance Orbiter, some 240,000 miles from Earth.
A report from the New York Times raises questions over how the teletherapy startup Talkspace handles user data.
So far, 30 student teams have entered the Indy Autonomous Challenge, scheduled for October 2021.
In a recent study, researchers examined how Christian nationalism is affecting the U.S. response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
A recent study tested how well the fungi species Cladosporium sphaerospermum blocked cosmic radiation aboard the International Space Station.
A new report from The New York Times describes a Pentagon task force's long-standing project to collect data on unidentified aerial phenomena and a Pentagon consultant who says the U.S. has collected crashed "off-world vehicles."
The renowned magician recently joined Big Think CEO and cofounder Victoria Brown for a wide-ranging discussion.
The proposal calls for the American public to draft two candidates to lead the executive branch: one from the center-left, the other from the center-right.
The European Union is debating over two lists of nations from which it will accept travelers starting July 1.
The study also estimated that international lockdown efforts prevented more than 500 million infections worldwide.
The videos raise serious legal and moral questions about police crowd-control tactics.
On Friday, the moon will pass through the Earth's outer shadow, known as the penumbra.
Stephen Johnson is a St. Louis-based writer whose work has been published by outlets including PBS Digital Studios, HuffPost, MSN, U.S. News & World Report, Eleven Magazine and The Missourian.