The golden-crowned manakin was found by scientists to be an “incredibly rare” hybrid after analyzing its DNA. What makes this bird from the Amazon rainforest so special?
Animals December 27, 2017
Dutch scientists are working on a special type of asphalt that could revolutionize infrastructure. The modified asphalt sports self-healing properties and could also charge electric vehicles on the road.
Material Science May 8, 2017
Bill Nye gave an inspiring speech at March for Science in Washington, D.C. Critics ask: is he really a science guy and how does he plan to save the world?
Earth/Environment April 26, 2017
Protesters gathered at the March for Science on Earth Day this year and stood up for the importance of science in everyday life. Many of them carried funny protest signs showing witty puns and slogans, turning the event into an absolute delight.
Earth/Environment April 24, 2017
Top U.S. heart doctors and researchers worry that the NIH budget cut in the White House Budget proposal will greatly affect work in producing life-saving heart drugs. Here’s what they have to say at a recent meeting.
Public Health March 28, 2017
Science has always been keen on reversing the aging process. Researchers may have finally found the key in human DNA that could speed up the development of anti-aging drugs.
Medicine March 26, 2017
Physicist Stephen Hawking warns of robot apocalypse that 'may destroy us all by nuclear or biological war.' The call for humanity's protection from the potential technological agression reverberates stronger now more than ever, but the question is how.
Robotics March 9, 2017
After months of research, scientists have finally come up with a new form of matter which they are calling 'Time Crystals'. These crystals are said to have thermal equilibrium and as a result of which, they remain in motion eternally.
Material Science March 9, 2017
Touted as an upcoming rival to the MIT, the $5.7 billion Paris-Saclay is now under fire. Auditors maintain that the science super-campus lacks 'real coherence' in its strategy and governance.
Feature February 21, 2017
A Congressman is booed in his home state after dodging a young audience member's question about science and the environment. The audience reaction is just one of the boldest when it comes to the Trump administration's indifference to science.
Viral February 11, 2017
How will President Donald Trump's sweeping executive order affect immigrant scientists, researchers, and students, particularly those from Muslim-majority countries? International science journal Nature spoke to several of them to find out.
Feature February 5, 2017
After eight years as president of the United States, Barack Obama's legacy in science and technology will be one for the books. Days before Donald Trump takes his seat, the administration makes a move to protect that legacy.
Earth/Environment January 20, 2017
2016 has seen some amazing scientific discoveries and breakthroughs. With the year now coming to a close, we take a look at some of the biggest science news stories that caught our readers' imagination.
December 31, 2016
The scientific community made amazing discoveries and innovations in 2016. What will keep scientists and innovators busy in 2017?
December 31, 2016
The Breakthrough Prizes 2017 that honored the best minds in science have been bestowed on top scientists at an Oscars-like function in Silicon Valley. Path-breaking research and discovery in life sciences, mathematics and fundamental physics were honored at the colorful ceremony.
December 5, 2016
Oliver loves science and wants to share that with the world: now, the five-year-old has his own science video series, 'Oliver's Science Lab,' available on YouTube. Watch his first demonstration now.
Viral July 1, 2016
The results are in: the United Kingdom is now separating from the European Union. In the wake of this decision, scientists are concerned: how will Brexit affect science in the UK?
June 25, 2016
Scientists discovered that birch trees have a day/night cycle, and rest their branches when the sun goes down. The finding can help researchers learn more about the rhythms of plants.
Earth/Environment May 20, 2016
Danish researchers published data from 70,000 OkCupid profiles on the Open Science Framework. The indiscretion poses questions about the nature of anonymity, and is frowned upon by dating site officials and the university where the three students are enrolled.
Internet May 14, 2016
Why do people lose scores of socks during laundry? A pair of scientists may have discovered the answer and computed the average number of socks each person loses in a lifetime.
Life & Style April 27, 2016
Conflicts between science and religion may be all wired from the brain, a new study has found. The brain apparently has two regions that contain network of neurons for analytical thinking and another for spiritual beliefs.
Life March 25, 2016
The 'Molten Copper vs Big Mac' viral video has people shocked about the fast food item's 'indestructibility' but science explains why that is exactly what should happen. Read on to find out how the Leidenfrost effect works.
Internet Culture March 19, 2016
Project Discovery is a citizen-science research effort that will involve EVE Online players in the Human Protein Atlas project of classifying human cell proteins from a huge database. It is yet another example of crowdsourcing scientific research.
Animals March 11, 2016
A study conducted by researchers at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich have concluded that an invisibility cloak like the one featured in J.K. Rowling's beloved series is most likely a physical impossibility.
Movies/TV Shows March 11, 2016
Researchers found that taking a pause before eating allows a person to savor their food more, thus making it appear to taste better.
Internet Culture March 11, 2016
The prevailing image of the American innovator is a young, tech-savvy, college dropout building Silicon Valley startups. A new report on innovation and the STEM field, however, paints a different picture.
Society February 25, 2016
British broadcaster and naturalist Sir David Attenborough has signed on to narrate 'Planet Earth 2,' the sequel to the BBC-produced documentary series 'Planet Earth.'
Movies/TV Shows February 22, 2016
Most science teachers in the United States blotch climate change discussions because of conservative values, a new study revealed. Even those who believe climate science have to downplay the discussion to avert issues with the community, researchers said.
Earth/Environment February 12, 2016
The UN aims to bring awareness to gender inequality and give women the credit they deserve for their accomplishments by celebrating the first annual International Day of Women and Girls in Science on Thursday.
Internet February 11, 2016
Bees, rats, dogs and ferrets all exist in the Star Wars universe. Here's a vaguely scientific explanation for why.
Geek January 29, 2016
While the animals successfully inherited a gene associated with autism-like disorders, it's unclear whether the animals will be useful models for human research.
Life January 26, 2016
Psychologists at the University of Bath call into question the wisdom of helmet laws in a new study on risky behavior.
Life January 25, 2016
A team of researchers at the University of Cambridge's zoology department has concluded that, even in the most fictive of universes, Spider-Man's powers would be scientifically-impossible.
January 19, 2016
Using a sheet of graphene and a low-energy microscope, scientists have captured images of individual proteins for the first time — and it might be the key to understanding how a wide range of diseases form.
Animals January 12, 2016
Celebrating New Year's Eve with a few drinks? Here are some pro science tips to help you avoid starting the new year with a gruesome hangover and a splitting headache.
Society December 31, 2015
Many scientific discoveries shook the world in 2015. But there are major breakthroughs still needed to transform various fields, such as space exploration, cancer treatment, biodiversity, and improved healthcare.
December 29, 2015
Using rodents, scientists at Tokyo Medical and Dental University and the Riken Center for Developmental Biology have found a way for humans to possibly regenerate their teeth long after they grow out of believing in the Tooth Fairy.
December 21, 2015
Gene editing technology CRISPR-Cas9 emerged as Science magazine’s 2015 Breakthrough of the Year. It beat the Pluto mission this year in the tilt, and even prompted an international gene editing summit this month.
Life December 18, 2015
When it breaks, it heals itself — and it doesn't need any help doing it.
Energy November 25, 2015
California public school teachers mostly rely on textbooks to discuss science topics such as climate change. However, science textbooks show uncertainty on the topic that could spur future debates on whether global warming is indeed happening.
Earth/Environment November 24, 2015
The world is dying, but maybe a little slower than we thought based on a study of ice melting rates in Antarctica. Have a party.
Earth/Environment November 20, 2015
Some call the move to phase out coal power a victory. Others say it is cynical hypocrisy.
Energy November 19, 2015
Rice Krispies could be the solution to detecting when post-avalanche snow is safe to walk through.
Science November 18, 2015
World Science Day is a real thing. Here's why you should care about it.
Energy November 10, 2015
Researchers are testing the effectiveness of three self-healing cement technologies on its first trial run. The results could shed light on how the three technologies could be combined into a single self-repairing system for concrete in the future.
Animals October 31, 2015
Feature | Health