Archivo: Discover

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.

Quantum physics may be well understood, but scientists still don’t agree on what it means.

The Ice Age giants of St. Paul Island outlived those on the mainland for millennia. What finally drove them to extinction?

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?

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.

A new imaging technique helps researchers map the damage from traumatic brain injury with unprecedented accuracy.

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 may not be the permanent biological signatures we’ve built them up to be.

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

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.