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.
It's a victory for homeless advocates on the West Coast, who say criminalizing homelessness is cruel and ineffective.
A growing body of research suggests that the "clinical pessimism" over treating psychopathy is unwarranted.
The Jerezo crater — where Mars 2020 is set to land — could be a good place to find signs of past life on Mars.
A recent study challenges the conventional thinking that says only young people can dream up successful new businesses.
The academic performance of American schoolchildren hasn't budged in two decades, despite billions of dollars in increased funding.
The encyclopedia offers more "reliable" information than Wikipedia, said Russian President Vladimir Putin.
The semiautonomous could help to protect officers, but some are concerned about how exactly police plan to use it.
The bill would effectively legalize marijuana at the federal level, while allowing states to draft their own laws.
A new paper suggests that the mysterious X17 subatomic particle is indicative of a fifth force of nature.
Entomologist William Romoser of Ohio University says NASA images depict insect- and reptile-like creatures on Mars.
The campaign promise could only become law if the Labour Party wins the general election in December.
The vaccine is 97.5% effective in protecting against the Zaire species of Ebola, according to the World Health Organization.
Can neural networks help scientists discover laws about more complex phenomena, like quantum mechanics?
A new paper claims that scientists might be wildly mistaken about the density — and therefore, the shape — of our universe.
Focusing on the present moment has some strange effects on how people estimate stretches of time.
Misinformation in political ads bring "significant ramifications that today's democratic infrastructure may not be prepared to handle," Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey said.
Ads from political figures are exempt from fact-checking, according to Facebook's recently updated policies.
To prevent torturous experiments on organoids, some are calling for clearer definitions of consciousness.
The results have startling implications about the evolution of psychopathy in humans.
"We seem to be racing toward a new configuration of government and industry without having fully thought through all of the implications," Steve Aftergood, director of the Project on Government Secrecy at the Federation of American Scientists, told MIT Technology Review.
From LED-equipped visors to transparent masks, these inventions aim to thwart facial recognition cameras.
But the U.S. remains an "innovation powerhouse," according to the annual report from the World Economic Forum.
From literature to physics, the annual Nobel Prizes aim to highlight the most groundbreaking achievements in every field.
What image of femininity is subtly imposed on us in the war against toxic masculinity?
"At this point our data is more valuable than oil," Yang said. "If anyone benefits from our data it should be us."
The recent discovery highlights an alarming cybersecurity vulnerability in the health care industry.
In Canada and Austria, there are some signs that the young Swedish activist is already reshaping the political landscape.
The new feature uses Amazon's neural text-to-speech technology, which allows it to produce phrases that weren't priorly recorded.
Octopuses are known to rapidly change colors during sleep, but it's still unclear whether they dream like humans do.
A new study shows that nearly 40 percent of Americans report being stressed out by U.S. politics.
Such a battery would make it far cheaper to implement robotaxis and long-haul electric trucks, both of which Tesla is developing.
The week-long global protest, which is calling for an end to the age of fossil fuels, is taking place in more than 160 countries today.
The move comes one day before more than 1,500 Amazon employees are set to walk off the job as part of the global climate strikes.
The fast-food company recently agreed to acquire a tech company whose "speech-to-meaning" technology might soon be interpreting customers' orders.
Politically incorrect speakers seem less calculated and more "real," according to the authors of a new Berkeley study.
The study is among the first to explore the relationship between emotional abilities, political ideologies, and prejudice.
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.