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.
Why do some people still believe that behavior is caused solely by genes or environment? A new paper offers some answers.
In the near future, most unemployed Americans will have access to government-subsidized programs. But that's set to change in 2021.
Health care professionals worldwide are facing a second crisis, the consequences of which we're only beginning to understand.
The 57-year-old is teaming up with NASA and SpaceX for the film project, which is to be set aboard the International Space Station.
On May 4, 1970, the National Guard shot and killed four students during an anti-war protest. The massacre went on to change American culture forever.
An antibody produced by llamas seems particularly effective at neutralizing a key protein of the novel coronavirus.
It's likely the most complete skeleton that's ever been discovered of the strange Gondwanatheria mammal group, which roamed the ancient supercontinent of Gondwana alongside dinosaurs.
A bipartisan group of economists, technology and public health experts, and ethicists developed a three-part plan to swiftly and safely reopen the American economy. Could it work?
The system can even be designed to send alerts to employees when they've come too close to a coworker.
A new study on rats suggests that using marijuana as an adolescent "reprograms the initial behavioral, molecular, and epigenetic response to cocaine."
AutoML-Zero is a proof-of-concept project that suggests the future of machine learning may be machine-created algorithms.
A recent clinical trial in Brazil highlights the dangers of two potential COVID-19 treatments: chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine.
The environmental benefits of the coronavirus pandemic are only temporary, warns the head of the UN Environment Programme.
Video meetings on the popular platform don't seem to offer end-to-end encryption as advertised.
Facing a shortage of medical resources, doctors in the U.S. may have to make difficult moral decisions over how to allocate care.
Lawrence "Larry" Brilliant, an American epidemiologist who helped eradicate smallpox, warned about the inevitability of a global pandemic in a now-famous 2006 TED Talk.
The Alzheimer's Association says its new analysis and surveys "should sound an alarm regarding the future of dementia care in America."
Methane is 80 times more effective than carbon dioxide at trapping heat in the atmosphere.
From understanding human aggression to epigenetics, Stanford University offers all 25 lessons of this fascinating course for free on YouTube.
A recent study on monkeys found that stimulating a certain part of the forebrain wakes monkeys from anesthesia.
The CDC estimates that more than 210,000 people in the U.S. have been hospitalized by the flu this season.
The White House is reportedly considering an executive order that would open up public access to scientific research.
Your answer might depend on whom the quote is attributed to, according to the results of a recent study.
A new study suggests that the type of alarm clock you use might affect the severity of sleep inertia you experience.
Got $55 million lying around? If so, you might be able to score a spot aboard the International Space Station starting 2024.
The Johns Hopkins Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) created an online dashboard map that provides up-to-date data on reported cases and deaths worldwide.
Australia's beloved and bizarre egg-laying mammal could start vanishing in coming years if current trends continue.
Scientists used CT scanning and 3D-printing technology to re-create the voice of Nesyamun, an ancient Egyptian priest.
The TRUTHS mission aims to collect extremely precise data on how much radiation Earth absorbs and reflects.
The 17-year-old climate activist gets a lot of criticism online. Which of those critiques hold water?
From talking about Schrödinger's cat to nuking the South Pole, this decades-old interview shows why Kaku was born to be a science educator.
A new study shows that altering the ISS and TOR pathways in roundworms can extend lifespan by 500 percent.
An ongoing experiment aboard the International Space Station aims to find out more about the fundamentals of combustion.
A photo showing two Alabama police officers bragging about a "homeless quilt" made from confiscated panhandling signs raises questions about the constitutionality of panhandling.
For the third time in U.S. history, the House of Representatives voted to impeach a sitting U.S. president.
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.