Don't believe what they say. You are special... It's just that so is everyone else.
Dated back to 1885, the table was created only 16 years after Russian chemist Dmitri Mendeleev introduced the concept in 1869.
Come for the lasers, stay for the mind-blowing explanations of what the color white actually means.
Knowing which methods don't help at all is just as important as knowing which ones work.
Moderate earthquakes aren't releasing enough stress along the region's faults. They're actually making it worse.
Geneticists have begun using old bones to make sweeping claims about the distant past. But their revisions to the human story are making some scholars of prehistory uneasy.
Ultrasound isn't just for images. Sonogenetics and other promising technologies let researchers use focused sound waves to control genes and entire cells deep in the tissues of living animals, without surgery.
A new pop-up book imagines how Chicago's ecosystem might evolve in a world with fewer humans.
If bacteria in ketchup didn't sicken you, the preservatives might — until this wealthy food manufacturer cleaned up the condiment.
Technofixes for the climate crisis are no one's first choice. What is it like to study something you wish would disappear?
Insights into the little-studied realm of last words
According to an American nutrition label, a packaged chocolate-chip cookie has 72 calories. According to a British nutrition label, it has 72 kilocalories. What gives?
An alarming study shows massive East Antarctic ice sheet already is a significant contributor to sea-level rise.
Stephanie Cacioppo is continuing the work she did with her late husband: developing a pill for loneliness.
After a year of research, I emerged from the complicated underworld of toxic shock syndrome science with far more than I bargained for. I also learned that everything you think you know about tampons, period sex, and toxic shock syndrome is probably wrong.
A new study suggests that subatomic particles called muons streamed through the atmosphere and fatally irradiated megafauna like the monster shark megalodon.
Even animals that aren't eating too much or exercising too little are getting fat. If we can figure out why, we may have the key to our own rise in obesity — and how to stop it.
When Sonia Vallabh lost her mother to a rare disease, she and her husband, Eric Minikel, set out to find a cure.
The children’s song earned the rare distinction of cracking the Billboard 100 list. What is it about the song that makes it so damn catchy?
Some people lose weight fasting but many others can't stick to it.
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