Our brains manage to construct stable images even as our eyes keep darting around. Here's what we know about how that happens.
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Annual assessments can be wildly inaccurate — not to mention soul-crushing. Here's why the ritual, dreaded by managers and the managed alike, falls short and what might work better.
Ancient rocks suggest that ice entirely covered our planet on at least two occasions. This theory may help explain the rise of complex life that followed.
Scientists are tapping physics to help reveal what causes an ordinary blaze to escalate into an epic megafire.
Among the plethora of supplements that promise athletes an advantage, a natural juice gains traction as an evidence-based boost.
The only way for humanity to solve its environmental problems may be to abandon our quest for continual economic expansion. It's time to study what a future of degrowth might look like, some researchers say.
Molten salt reactors might just turn nuclear power into the greenest energy source on the planet.
Retirement is a time for spending, not saving. And yet many people hold on to their wealth. Understanding why, and where that money ends up, is of increasing importance as the US population ages.
Economists explore the complex forces that shape what ends up in your shopping cart and how that might change in the online marketplace.
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.