Everyday Einstein explains what contaminates our water, how it gets there, and what we can do to test it
Do you have to wait for more than 50 percent of the group to agree with a minority opinion before it can take over? It turns out, you need far less than that
Many people believe in ghosts, but could there be scientific explanations for some of our paranormal experiences?
How does the laser technology that earned the 2018 Nobel Prize in Physics come into our everyday lives?
Are we really at our smartest in our 20s? At what age do we strike the right balance between cognitive ability and expertise?
From bionic eyes to gene editing, how can we use science to bring back sight?
Jocelyn Bell Burnell discovered pulsars (a specific type of neutron star) and got zero credit for it until recently. Here's her story
What is mindfulness? Can it really improve your mental state? What does the research have to say about it?
Putting a telescope in space has its limitations. It can't be too big, it's difficult to repair, and it costs a lot of money. So why do we even do it?
How do blood type, exercise habits, and even pregnancy factor into whether or not mosquitoes find someone irresistible?
Can we attribute a single extreme weather event, like a particular heat wave or wildfire or flood, to climate change?
Hair loss treatment products are a $3.6 billion industry, but do they actually work?
Believers in chemtrails say those trails are actually clouds of chemicals used by the government for nefarious purposes. But as Carl Sagan says, “extraordinary claims require extraordinary proof”...
What is a fecal transplant and who would want one? It all boils down to your gut microbiota
This year has seen record breaking temperatures across the globe. What is at risk in this increased heat?
CFCs, the harmful ozone-depleting chemicals banned back in the 1980s, are experiencing a mysterious comeback
Let’s take a look at 4 microwave myths that science has proven false
Recent research shows that oxybenzone and octinoxate are detrimental to coral growth and increase the rate of coral bleaching
Astrobiologist David Grinspoon describes some of the stories that make up his new book on NASA’s epic first mission to Pluto
If we can predict hurricanes, floods, and tornados to differing degrees of reliability, why don’t we know when the next big earthquake will come?