Instead of using rockets or thrusters, a craft equipped with warp drive would move by distorting space. The warp drive proposed by Miguel Alcubierre would achieve faster-than-light speeds by distorting
Our music tastes change as we get older to match the shifting social circumstances of our lives, according to a new study Teenagers who dispair of their parents' music tastes should beware - their own
The brain releases painkillers to help cope with social rejection, scientists have discovered. The team found the body's opioid system can act to ease emotional pain as well as physical pain, suggesting
A study published last week by scientists at the University of California, San Diego suggests that people look more attractive when seen in the presence of others than when viewed as individuals, a phenomenon
Love at first bite? Watch these kids react as they take their first bites of some "challenging" food flavors in this slow-motion video. For most of us, bitter foods aren't love at first bite. (Not convinced?
How the sun shines and why the vacuum of space is not actually empty The uncertainty principle is one of the most famous (and probably misunderstood) ideas in physics. It tells us that there is a fuzziness
Now more than ever before, we have the tools to study the mysteries of consciousness. Memory, dreams, the self are now being examined using high-tech brain scans developed by physicists on the cutting
From the edge of the solar wind to ancient human DNA, science made big strides in 2013. Science mattered more than ever in 2013. Climate science questions raged after Super Typhoon Haiyan pummeled the
A cosmic ray from space, it possessed 320 exa-electron volts (EeV) of energy, millions of times more than particles attain at the Large Hadron Collider, the most powerful accelerator ever built by humans.