As human population growth fuels the need for increased crop yields, researchers look to engineer plants that perform photosynthesis more efficiently.
If there's one time you should follow the herd, it's when it involves immunity.
For 50 years, evolutionary theory has emphasized the importance of neutral mutations over adaptive ones in DNA. Real genomic data challenge that assumption.
The brightest flashlight in the world has nothing on this material.
An MIT professor argues that misinformation boils down to one simple thing: mental laziness, exacerbated by social media.
Centuries-old ideas about force and motion have an intuitive appeal that is enduring but oh-so-incorrect, as these simple experiments show.
Angry about climate change, activists shut down an oil pipeline in Minnesota — and then tried to convince a jury that their illegal actions were necessary.
Turns out, food pills are basically impossible to achieve, but the continued obsession with them says a lot about cultural neuroses.
Near-death reactions to the nut are on the rise. Researchers are racing to figure out why.
Future historians looking back on the Anthropocene may see the defining technology of our modern period as the chair rather than the computer, and it is having a major impact on our bodies.
Forget Bill Nye: For millions of viewers, Herbert was the original "science guy."
NASA data from a satellite which died five years ago shows multiple lost continents underneath the frozen one. Dead men may tell no tales but it looks like dead satellites can.
Welcome to What We Learned This Week, a digest of the most curiously important facts from the past few days. This week: Why placebos are nothing to scoff at, Honeycrisp apples are ruining East Coast orchards and the Grinch does sex.
"The extreme space weather events of early August 1972 had significant impact on the US Navy, which have not been widely reported."
A MacArthur "genius grant" winner writes a new lunar origin story.
If you feel a strong sense of connection with your boss, chances are that you will be more committed, expend more effort and have a better working relationship with them.
Stop saying it's aliens.
Unmeasurably small electric dipole moment kills many Standard Model extensions.
A solid? A gas? A liquid? A demonic portal? WHAT IS IT?
We know what you're thinking: a match made in heaven!
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