Juno, NASA’s new mission to Jupiter, reaches the giant planet on July 4, 2016. Among its many firsts, Juno will peer deeper than ever before beneath the Jovian clouds and will deliver the first interplanetary LEGO kit...
Scientists hope to learn whether arachnophobes' perception of spiders as larger than actual size causes their fear—or whether it is the fearfulness itself that causes their visual misperception...
This generation of VR is cheaper and more accessible than its predecessors. Some of it is even driven by smartphones. Click here for even more information.
A study from the National Bureau of Economic Research blames 40 percent of the rise in obesity on the ubiquity of supercenters, warehouse clubs, and restaurantsBy Eliene Augenbraun and Gretchen Cuda Kroen...
The light emitted by this very distant galaxy is the equivalent of 300 trillion suns.—Eliene Augenbraun, Benjamin Meyers, Lee Billings
What’s on tap? Fermented tree sap.
The researchers say the surface melting isn’t going to decrease anytime soon.Click here for a transcript of this video.
A hammock turns out to be the perfect place to contemplate spacetime, especially if you happen to have some coconuts
A new disease is ravaging southern Italy's olive trees.
Male peacocks put on quite a show for their mates, and now scientists understand more of what goes into their wiggles
Canid species all over the world vocalize the same 21 ideas but have different regional ways of expressing them.
And so do the alligators—they protect bird nests from egg-stealing raccoons and other predators, but they don’t work for free.
Scientists found that counting bat sounds could be an accurate way to count them.
Padding in sports helmets and other places prevent injuries, including concussions. The lattice may be one new safety-enhancing shape to come for sports, transportation, and the military...
In an experiment pitting cotton against wool, two socks battle for the title of warmth heavyweight.
Students tackle the challenge of taking mass transit to the speed of sound as they gear up for the next round of Elon Musk's SpaceX Hyperloop Pod competition.
Brazilian torrent frogs have a special way to get noticed when loud streams threaten to drown out their calls—they shake a leg.
In this special edition of 60-Second Science Video, two numbers compete. Which is larger? The number of tiny LEGO bricks it would take to build the Great Pyramid or the number of trees on Earth?...
Engineering students in the mechatronics class at The Cooper Union in Manhattan have a unique final exam—they build sumo robots that fight one another for supremacy.
Scientists dissected dust bunnies from across the country and found some interesting patterns; their work will help allergy sufferers and forensic scientists