Do human beings have a magnetic sense? Biologists know other animals do. They think it helps creatures including bees and birds navigate through the world.
Despite their ubiquity in the animal kingdom, a report warned of a “bugpocalypse”, as surveys indicated that insects are declining at an alarming rate.
Why is my consciousness here, while yours is over there? Why is the universe split in two for each of us, into a subject and an infinity of objects?
It’s now possible to predict how likely an endangered species is to go extinct, with mathematical models acting as windows into the future.
Although the Nobel committee never acknowledged its mistake but the U.S. Department of Energy awarded her the prestigious Fermi Award.
Bees are able to use symbols to perform basic math operations including addition and subtraction, shows new research.
New Caledonian crows can plan out a sequence of three behaviors while using tools in order to solve an intricate problem.
The first lunar base would likely be an unmanned facility run by automated robotics – similar to Amazon warehouses – to ensure that the necessary infrastructures and support systems are fully operational before people arrive.
Have you ever seen a spider with ears? Well, no (that would actually look funny!) That’s because spiders use hairs on their legs to listen!
2019 will be a big year for all things related to space; a suggestion borne out by developments at the International Astronautical Federation’s International Astronautical Congress. The event is held each year during the first week of October to commemorate the launch of Sputnik on 4 October 1957.
Radioactive carbon used in radiocarbon dating is carbon that is radioactive. Since it is active, it is unstable, and therefore tends toward stability. This is common in nature; for example, if you hold an object at a certain height, it has the potential to fall, the potential energy that is.
The story of how the 15th element on the periodic table was discovered stands as one of the great accidents of human endeavor.
Apollo 8 is the space mission for the humanities. This was the moment in which humanity realized a dream conceived in our cultural imagination.
Nuclear science strives to develop new techniques for discovering new isotopes, understanding their properties, and eventually harvesting them efficiently.
Noise pollution from wind turbines should be measured during environmental impact assessments to ensure effects on the surrounding wildlife are minimized.
Nothing in the formulation of quantum mechanics that mandates that it should apply only to the very small, and not to the human scale.
While economists generally oppose government intervention in a “free market,” the current situation cries out for change.
Spiders use silk to fly for miles. Using a peculiar breathtaking way, they are able to ride the wind and travel across oceans.
Virtual reality offers cheap emotions; whereas real experiences connect us to the deeds of past people and place us in contexts where history was made.
The WHO recommends breastfeeding babies for the first six months of life. Unfortunately, only about a quarter of American babies meet that guideline.