Rates of violent deaths have declined, but psychologist Robert Epstein argues in this review that it is too early to praise human nature's "better angels."
Free-floating observatories record seismic waves to help study Earth's interior.
Besides infection from unsterile needles, exposure to mercury and other heavy metals is a risk to consider when getting a tattoo
An exhibition traces the reconstruction of a long-missing collection of writings by Archimedes
Be skeptical of claims that we live in an ever more dangerous world
Seeing an ad after seeing a political candidate you don't like can affect your opinion of the product in the ad. Amy Kraft reports
The sun is the most abundant power source on Earth, but new designs soon hitting the market could keep its energy flowing even after sunset
Although some banks adopted policies limiting their financing of mountaintop removal mining firms, few actually pulled funding from any such activities after adopting such policies
Another La Nina in the Pacific Ocean will make it a cold and snowy winter in most parts of the country
Safety fears derail plan to import reactors.
Two populations in the U.S. tend to outlive their often richer neighbors. Why?
Evolution biased the human mind to attend to some types of information over others—often the exact opposite of what teachers wish children would learn
The Apple co-founder and personal computing visionary succumbed to pancreatic cancer
The Apple co-founder passed away October 5, but our digital lives leaped ahead dramatically as a result of his leadership
An early-career scientist met with a Nobel laureate to discuss the choice between doing research or becoming a physician
Sociologists attempt to pin down what causes some to question the science behind global warming
The FAA plans for the first time allocate part of the domestic skyway to drones
A new test could help coaches identify head injuries on the sidelines
Despite a series of high-profile cancellations, projects to capture and store the carbon dioxide emissions from power plants and other sources are under construction