A new study looks at rates of lethal violence across a thousand species to better understand the evolutionary origins of humanity’s own inhumanity.
The bacteria in yogurts have largely failed to live up to their hyped health benefits, but there are other microbes that might.
It is not possible for any one human to read all of the world’s great literature. Likewise, there will never…
When you’re a hoarder, everything “sparks joy.”
It looked likelier than ever at this week’s “Super Bowl of climate law.”
In a gorgeous new video, the SpaceX CEO lays out his vision for a human civilization on Mars.
Innovations in space exploration are making galactic travel increasingly tangible.
“We as a scientific community created an origin myth that has no more intellectual value than Genesis.”
Poaching has had a severe impact on savanna ecosystems, and the proof is in the mouths of Uganda’s hippos.
A new study proposes why fracking triggers some faults but leaves others dormant—and it suggests a possible method of earthquake prediction.
The internet is awash with viral videos of bizarre, floating things that “baffle scientists." Not these scientists.
An explorer who searched for ways to avoid Aedes Aegypti may have hastened its spread.
A simulation shows how the incentives of modern academia naturally select for weaker and less reliable results.
It’s enchanting to think that everything—from atoms to rocks to trees—is conscious, but it doesn’t explain much about the world.
What we can learn from the ruins of the HMS Terror
In a surprise to scientists, it appears blind people process numbers by tapping into a part of their brains that’s reserved for images in sighted individuals.
New evidence suggests that in many situations, America’s most feared dog is as docile as other breeds.
Entries from old ship logs suggest that every 19th-century whaling expedition was an ecological rampage.
The theory failed to unite gravity and quantum mechanics. But it still has become one of the most useful tools in science.
Anger is not the best way to approach a big choice—but neither is happiness.
Protesters win a brief victory in the Dakota Access pipeline battle, and August sets a new heat record.