As practicing statisticians who work in social science, we have a dark secret to reveal: Some of the most glamorous, popular claims in the field are nothing but tabloid fodder. The weakest work with the
There are only two ways the human body can deal with the invading pathogens and infections that can cause colds and other illnesses – and neither involves vitamins or ‘superfoods’ that claim to offer Walk
The process of scientific discovery is far from mysterious, even if it is often more convoluted than you might imagine “A virus,” wrote the celebrated immunologist Peter Medawar, “is a piece of bad news
Using spaced repetition as a study technique is effective because you are deliberately hacking the way your brain works Late night dates with a 600-page textbook and a multipack of Red Bull are a familiar
Across China, where new developments are keeping pace with the rapidly growing economy, reports continue to surface of so-called "nail houses." These properties, standing alone amid the ruins of other
Nasa's Curiosity rover has found that water can exist as a liquid near the Martian surface. Mars should be too cold to support liquid water at the surface, but salts in the soil lower its freezing point
Some people feel better after dummy treatments, while others feel no difference unless the drugs are real. A new paper argues that the difference may come down to genetics. The first real, physical proof
Written by Matthew Ponsford, CNN She could stand on a strand of human hair, with room to spare. The microscopic polymer statue by South African sculptor Jonty Hurwitz, entitled Trust, measured just 1/100th
The United States has made significant gains against terrorism. We've decimated the core al Qaeda leadership, strengthened homeland security and worked to prevent another large-scale attack like 9/11.
Environment Feb. 17, 2015, 3:55 PM GMT / Updated Feb. 17, 2015, 3:56 PM GMT SAN JOSE, Calif. — Shhh! Our noise is taking the luster off America's natural wonders, and it's affecting the wildlife as well.
Health news Feb. 18, 2015, 12:09 AM GMT / Updated Feb. 18, 2015, 12:09 AM GMT Here’s another reason to discourage teen sex: teenage fathers pass along six times as many genetic mutations to their kids
Scientists at the University of Cambridge have identified a crucial molecule that could put the brakes on the damage to the brain The onset of Alzheimer’s disease could be delayed by a molecule that occurs