Long Ago, Venus Looked Strikingly Similar to Earth
It’s hard to imagine now, but hellish Venus may once have had balmy temperatures and shallow seas. Even with Venus’ much slower rotation rate, it may have even looked a whole lot like Earth.
The War Over Reality
Quantum physics may be well understood, but scientists still don’t agree on what it means.
Uncovering the Secrets of Mammoth Island
The Ice Age giants of St. Paul Island outlived those on the mainland for millennia. What finally drove them to extinction?
Lessons from ‘Living Cadavers’
Can scientists actually bring brain-dead patients back to life? Has anyone tried it before? And what does it mean, exactly, to resurrect a brain dead person?
One of the most powerful N. Atlantic storms on record builds 55-ft waves and brings winter melting to North Pole
A monstrously powerful North Atlantic storm has done the unthinkable: By drawing warm air up from the south into the Arctic, it likely pushed up temperatures at the North Pole today to just above the melting point.
Seeing the Brain’s Broken Cables
A new imaging technique helps researchers map the damage from traumatic brain injury with unprecedented accuracy.
Why the Data Deluge Leaves Us Struggling to Make Up Our Minds
The problem we face now is that we have too many decisions to make every day, leading to decision fatigue – we find the act of making our own decisions exhausting. Even more so than simply deliberate different options or being told by others what to do. Why not allow technology to ease the burden of decision-making?
Fingerprints Change Over the Course of a Person’s Life
Fingerprints may not be the permanent biological signatures we’ve built them up to be.
Fructose Amplifies Cravings for High-Fat Foods
Fructose and glucose are both sugars, they’re both prevalent in our diets and they both contain the same amount of calories. But one sugar makes you crave junk food more than the other
Study shows that women who sleep longer have higher libidos.
Everyone knows that getting a good night’s sleep is important for things like mood and overall health. Now studies show that sleep might also affect your sex drive.