Psychologists have failed to replicate a famous study suggesting that short fiction improves readers’ abilities to read the emotional states of others.
Globs of black goo occur on beaches both naturally from ocean seeps and artificially from oil spills. An Object Lesson.
On Tuesday, a crowd piled into a patent hearing that will be among the last of its kind.
The former vice president spoke with the president-elect about climate change—but that doesn’t mean anything yet.
The same part of the brain that allows us to step into the shoes of others also helps us restrain ourselves.
In the 1970s, a new push to patent scientific research kicked off a DNA-editing gold rush.
What it means, what the law says, and what comes next
A growing number of physicists think it may be.
The mechanics of stripping empiricism out of America’s regulatory systems
At the turn of the 20th-century, assistants at Harvard’s observatory took to mapping the stars and paved the way for women in science.
Next year, though, the state faces a 40-percent risk of a major tremor.
It’s too simplistic to call Republicans “anti-science.”
Harvard roboticists have created a robot that will gradually introduce children to programming skills by blending them with art.
The Bay Area is deadlocked in a battle over whether its non-native blue gum trees should be felled or protected.
Contrary to its bland reputation, American food has been spicy from the start.
A small group of people see calendars not as grids, but as as rings, check marks, and other objects that seem almost vividly real.
A dispute over Western Sahara’s phosphate reserves could disrupt food production around the globe.
My colleague Ed wrote a piece last week examining the relative dearth of science professors who are not Asian or…
According to new research, sexual victimization by women is more common than gender stereotypes would suggest.
The geological wonders could be at risk.
A half-century’s worth of scientific discoveries since the last major update to evolutionary theory has some researchers pushing for a paradigm shift.