Scientists have claimed that humans have an innate, universal preference for some chords over others—but a study of remote villagers suggests otherwise.
A historian makes the case for Earth’s closest neighbor.
The hottest land temperature ever may have been recorded last week.
Two psychologists argue that while apes and monkeys can think about the minds of others, they lack one crucial ability that only humans have.
The future of regenerative medicine may be plants.
Want to kill antibiotic-resistant bacteria? Try finding the chemicals that their natural competitors use.
The quest to keep kosher has shaped America’s grocery stores.
By damaging lungs and bringing people together, fire may have turned a soil microbe into a global pathogen.
Physicists can’t agree on whether the flow of future to past is real or a mental construct.
The discrimination young researchers endure makes America’s need for STEM workers even greater.
Ask yourself, is all that wasted time really rewarding? And other tips from Charles Duhigg, who wrote the book on productivity.
Certain gut bacteria have evolved in parallel with apes, so that their family tree perfectly mirrors our own.
Thoughts and feelings are constellations in the mind of a man with a rare form of synesthesia.
In a rare case of specific communication between humans and wild animals, the Yao people of Mozambique have a special call for attracting the greater honeyguide.
Biology textbooks tell us that lichens are alliances between two organisms—a fungus and an alga. They are wrong.
A short film about a team of scientists and their mission to build a powerful telescope to explore exoplanets.
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A genetically modified strain of the bacteria has successfully planted drugs in mice tumors.
Why lime juice and sunlight don’t mix
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Using new technologies and centuries-old records, astronomers are trying to learn the habits of our ever-changing star.
NASA releases more than 1,300 unprocessed images of Juno’s Jupiter approach.