October 5, 2019, 8:32 a.m. by Cory Rosenberg
A study reveals that information stimulates our dopamine-producing reward system.
The huge carbon footprint of cement (and what we can do about it)
June 26, 2019, 2:15 p.m. by Sami Grover
Cement manufacturing contributes 8 percent of global carbon emissions. But what if it could become part of the solution?
On maiden voyage, Boaty McBoatface identifies significant culprit in rising sea levels
June 18, 2019, 10:46 a.m. by Michael d'Estries
The Internet's favorite undersea autonomous vehicle reveals how changing wind patterns are affecting water at the bottom of the water column.
Scientists have built a foam armor that stops bullets as well as heavy steel
June 10, 2019, 9:28 a.m. by Christian Cotroneo
As with steel, there's still a margin for death.
She may sidestep the Einstein references, but this theoretical physicist is one to watch
June 5, 2019, 8:25 a.m. by Angela Nelson
Sabrina Gonzalez Pasterski, who built and flew her own plane at 14, just earned a Ph.D. from Harvard and she's proof of the growing power of the STEM push.
Commuters turn to bicycles during transportation strike in Netherlands
May 29, 2019, 3:15 p.m. by Ben Bolton
You have to get to work somehow.
Scientists develop a super-strong wood that completely reflects the sun's heat
May 28, 2019, 2:15 p.m. by Christian Cotroneo
It could dramatically reduce our reliance on air conditioning.
Scientists have made the loudest sound humanly possible
May 20, 2019, 4:59 p.m. by Christian Cotroneo
It makes a rocket's roar sound like elevator music.
This clever spider hurls itself at prey using its web as a slingshot
May 16, 2019, 12:22 p.m. by Christian Cotroneo
It's the first time we've recorded spiders using tools.
The Voynich Manuscript: What you need to know about the world's most mysterious book
May 15, 2019, 11:53 a.m. by Michael d'Estries
The Voynich Manuscript, an illustrated codex from Medieval times, is a true head-scratcher.
Scientists discover a new form of ice, and it's like nothing they've ever seen
May 13, 2019, 2:59 p.m. by Christian Cotroneo
Superionic ice is about half as searing as the sun.
When it comes to bad news, the messenger always gets shot
May 10, 2019, 2:37 p.m. by Christian Cotroneo
Even good people have to deliver bad news, but that doesn't change the formula.
8 subway maps that double as works of art
Should I unplug my appliances and, if so, will I save money on my electric bill?
Our brains process information the same way as junk food, money and drugs
5 brilliant mathematicians and their impact on the modern world
Plane, train or automobile: Which has the biggest footprint?
13 optical illusions that will blow your mind