Two philosophers of science diagnose our age of fake news.
Astronomers turned a fantastic concept into reality.
Bertrand Russell's observation that "the stupid are cocksure while the intelligent are full of doubt" prefigured the scientific discovery of a cognitive bias — the Dunning–Kruger effect — that has been so resonant that it has penetrated popular culture.
"I thought everybody knew 'Imagine' by John Lennon. But people have a finite capacity to remember things."
"The 'G word' is often used to shut down conversation or inquiry into a particular artist, into his or her community and connection to others."
Elevated iron is at the center of a web of disease stretching from cancer to diabetes.
If museums of natural history are temples to science, dinosaurs are their shrines.
An experiment in controlling how much of Scrabble is luck.
Cities around the globe are starting to pay more attention to women's experiences. In Sweden, Umea has started creating public spaces that cater to women in a way they haven't in the past.
We'll need both deep learning and symbol manipulation to build AI.
In tracking another person, we sometimes learn about ourselves. Reflecting on data about her mother's social isolation, Natasha saw a need to change her own life.
A surprising new result catches the attention of the neuroscience community.
When it comes to using computers to steal money, few can come close to matching the success of Russian hacker Evgeniy Bogachev.
A MacArthur "genius grant" winner writes a new lunar origin story.
How industrial agriculture stole sex from our most important fresh fruit crop.
What finance will look like when it is controlled by machines.
Elon Musk wants to engineer Mars' atmosphere. Can he?
How five anomalous events at two neutrino experiments provide evidence for supersymmetry.
In studies of children and historical figures, IQ falls short as a measure of success.
A recent advance in wood technology should interest developers: Teng Li, a University of Maryland mechanical engineer, created with his colleagues wood that's as "strong as steel, but six times lighter," he said.