A large space rock came fairly close to Earth on Sunday night. Astronomers knew it wasn't going to hit Earth, thanks in part to a new tool NASA is developing for detecting potentially dangerous asteroids.
It takes two to make a thing go right, and that generally includes human reproduction. But a new “three-person” baby is throwing social media into a tizzy, not just because “three person baby” is a killer
Through genetic analysis of giraffes, scientists discovered that the animal is actually at least four separate species rather than just one, which may change conservation efforts of the animal. Findings
Want to Raise Wildly Successful Kids? Science Says Do This for Them (but Their Schools Probably Won't)
A 45-year study of 5,000 gifted students reaches some controversial conclusions. This is a story about gifted kids, science--and a big mistake. It starts with a longitudinal study of some the most intelligent
Anxiety, and more broadly, stress, is a common part of everyone’s lives, and for good reason: It actually has its roots in a survival mechanism that allows the body to recognize threats and respond accordingly.
At the end of August, a scientific team from the European Southern Observatory announced the discovery of Proxima b, the first exoplanet ever discovered around Proxima Centauri, the closest star in the
NASA’s Juno spacecraft recently captured stunning images of Jupiter’s north pole during a flyby on Aug. 27. The images were taken from 2,500 miles above Jupiter’s clouds, during the first of 36 flybys
Key differences between matter and antimatter could explain why the universe is filled with matter. Sometimes the simplest questions are the most vexing. One of the biggest questions in science right is
We do not see them erupt, yet more than half of the Earth's crust can be attributed to their dramatic explosions. It sounds almost like a riddle. But when you understand the facts, the truth might be more
The brain knows instinctively how to predict when accidents are about to happen. If you’ve never been particularly good at physics in school, it might make you feel better to know that at the very least,
What would happen if it actually works? Like a little white Lazarus with red eyes, the paralyzed mouse was walking again. A few days earlier, the mouse had been sprawled on an operating table while two
Choosing the right kind of beach read could be beneficial to your health. Most of us want to live long, healthy lives, full of purpose and vitality. While there is no fountain of youth, there are certain