Scientists are still unraveling the mystery of salt’s taste
Too much sodium is bad, but so is too little—no wonder the body has two sensing mechanisms.
Why humans feel bad for awkward robots
Secondhand embarrassment is related to empathy.
The International Criminal Court was hit with a cyberattack
The war crime tribunal's security breach could compromise case evidence and witness identities.
World’s oldest known wooden structure pre-dates our species
The interlocking logs are about 476,000 years old and were located near a towering Zambian waterfall.
The mystery behind pink diamonds just got some more clarity
Scientists in Australia believe that continental collision and stretching is necessary for creating these colorful minerals.
What’s in the US military’s historic lost and found: nukes, jets, and drones
The F-35 in South Carolina is not the first important asset to go missing for a spell.
Dopamine is a lot more than just the ‘happy chemical’
Dopamine is a brain chemical famously linked to mood and pleasure − but researchers have found multiple types of dopamine neurons with different functions.
This record-breaking X-ray laser is ready to unlock quantum secrets
The latest additions to the Linac Coherent Light Source-II will usher it into a new era of discovery.
Why AI could be a big problem for the 2024 presidential election
Easy access to platforms like ChatGPT enhances the risks to democracy.
How car-sharing programs could make electric vehicles more accessible
Car shares not only make EVs more equitable, they reduce the number of vehicles on the road and the resources needed to decarbonize transport.