The need to tackle global climate change and energy security makes developing alternatives to fossil fuels crucial
Entanglement, like many quantum effects, violates some of our deepest intuitions about the world. It may also undermine Einstein's special theory of relativity
The pandemic is growing in many places, and strains resistant to all existing drugs are emerging. To fight back, biologists are applying a host of cutting-edge drug development strategies
Fresh neurons arise in the adult brain every day. New research suggests that the cells ultimately help with learning complex tasks—and the more they are challenged, the more they flourish
Detecting a test of a nuclear weapon has become so effective and reliable that no nation could expect to get away with secretly exploding a device having military significance
A single carbon nanotube can function as a radio that detects and plays songs
Did a Comet Hit Earth 12,000 Years Ago?
Nanodiamonds found across North America suggest that a climate change could have had a cosmic cause.
60-Second Psych Podcast
The Persistence of Racism
Even people who don’t think of themselves as racist can be surprisingly tolerant of others’ racial slurs.
Does Exercise Really Make You Healthier?
We examine five claims about the supposed benefits of weight lifting and aerobics to see which carry the most ... weight.
The Science of Love
A close look at the scientific underpinnings of love—the most singularly human of emotions.
60-Second Science Podcast
Judging a Book by Its Genomes
DNA from the animal skins used to make ancient parchments can help pinpoint when and where
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The Dow Chemical Company is the leading producer of polyalkylene glycols (PAGs) used in synthetic fluids and lubricants where petroleum,
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