A nerd fight has broken out over whether cosmic inflation—one of the most widely accepted theories in physics—breaks the rules of testability.
Sperm need calcium ions to drill into an egg and fertilize it. Compounds that muck up ion transport could create a new class of male birth control.
Didn’t SpaceX already figure out this whole reusable rocket thing? Not when it comes to massive, fuel-gobbling payloads.
Let Mother's Day be a chance to ruminate on how pregnancy fiddles with moms' minds
Six people are in the hospital, three people have died, and at least one of them tested positive for Ebola.
Oscar works with the same sloppy, unstandardized data every other insurance company has. It’s what they did with it that was totally different.
What could be going on at Verily that would lead the former head of the National Institutes of Mental Health to bail on Google-sized money and data?
An awesome science show from the ’80s makes it to YouTube, and it shows just how pointless the traditional lecture is.
It takes spinning reaction wheels and rockets firing for mere seconds to keep the Cassini probe on course in orbit around Saturn.
Fidget spinners are everywhere. How long can you make one spin? That depends on the starting speed and the angular acceleration.
A beetle-and-fungus combo is about to wipe out millions of Southern California trees—and that means people's lives are at stake, too.
The author of The Fabric of the Cosmos, and other bestsellers, says America needs rational thinkers to step up and help fix its relationship with facts.
Not long ago, running a 90-minute half-marathon seemed impossibly fast. I’ve not only beaten 90 minutes, I’ve demolished it.
Misinformation targeted at Somali-American communities in Minneapolis is fueling the state's biggest outbreak in three decades.
As physicists extend the 19th-century laws of thermodynamics to the quantum realm, they’re rewriting the relationships among energy, entropy and information.
Nike hopes to run a marathon in two hours or less. The action starts at 11:45 pm Eastern, and you can watch the livestream here.
A video making the rounds online shows a strong dog giving an old lady a hard pull. Let's use video analysis to see if it's real.
What would happen if we had a new kimberlite eruption?
Hiding a gene-editing snipper inside a peaceful virus could treat everything from HIV to cancer.
When does “preexisting” turn to “existing?” More sophisticated and readily available genetic tests make that area greyer and greyer.