Although gender plays a big part in our identities, new research finds men and woman aren’t as different as we tend to think.
After all the warnings, how do people still fall for email “phishing” scams? New research shows how certain strategies on the part of the scammers can affect recipients’ thinking and increase their chances of falling victim.
As the 100 million viewers tuning in to this Sunday’s Super Bowl can attest, Americans adore football.
150 years ago, the steamship made international trade possible for many countries. Only a few countries benefited from this first wave of globalization, however.
Transposons, also called “jumping genes,” were a key part of the evolution of pregnancy among mammals, report scientists.
By creating the first mouse model of aggressive ovarian cancer, researchers say they may have uncovered a better way to diagnose and treat it.
The two hemispheres of Mars are dramatically different from each other—a characteristic not seen on any other planet in our solar system.
New research suggests that a commonly used pesticide found on lawns, golf courses, and vegetable crops may raise the risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
Currently doctors have to throw away more than 80 percent of donated tissue used for joint replacements because the tissue does not survive long enough to be transplanted.
A way to ease peak demand on the energy grid could help explain exceedingly high ozone concentrations in the Northeast region of the US.
Housing regulations have been key to lowering rates of lead poisoning, but new research finds that porches may remain a danger to children’s health.
Women who go through moderate to severe hot flashes and night sweats during menopause tend to have higher rates of hip fracture, according to a new study.
Why were preparations for “Winter Storm Juno” so intense? Politics, says Andrew Reeves, a political scientist who studies the politics of natural disasters.
Tomorrow’s solar cells will likely be made of nanocrystals. Compared with silicon in today’s solar cells, these tiny crystals can absorb a larger fraction of the solar light spectrum. But, until now, the physics of electron transport in this complex material was not understood, making it impossible to systematically engineer better nanocrystal-composites.
Scientists have discovered what appears to be a young giant exoplanet with an enormous ring system—much larger and heavier than the system around Saturn.
Satire isn’t just entertainment, according to the authors of a new book. It’s a vital function of democratic society and a way to broach taboo subjects, especially in times of crisis.
A five-year analysis of an event captured first by a tiny telescope at McDonald Observatory and followed up by telescopes on the ground and in space has led astronomers to believe they witnessed a giant black hole tear apart a star.
A new study finds quantitative evidence of love—something very few economic studies have ever claimed.
Six different medical imaging techniques can detect a new type of nanoparticle. This means that, in the future, patients could receive a single injection of the nanoparticles to have all six types of imaging done.
Four years ago, a citizen scientist helping the Milky Way Project study Spitzer Space Telescope images for the telltale bubble patterns of star formation noticed something else.