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A physicist explains why and how we redefined a basic unit of measure.
Fans of contemporary heavy metal tend to share a dislike of authority and a bit of a self-esteem problem, one study finds.
It's too late for Pluto, but you can help prevent the Milky Way from being reclassified as a "galactisimal"
Bad singers either don't know it—or do, but sing anyway
What does it mean for a black teen to seem "like a demon"?
Researchers have learned an immune mechanism to control pathogens is similar in humans and amoebae
Court psychologists interpret evidence differently depending on who they think hired them.
Stories from the coolest day jobs in the world.
With the release of the DSM-5 this month, psychotherapist Gary Greenberg questions whether psychiatry's diagnostic Bible can truly get at the nature of mental suffering.
In the latest issue of Nature, Dean Keith Simonton argues that modern science is just building on what's already known, rather than upending what we think we know.
New criteria for choosing NSF grants is the latest salvo from our anti-science government.
And why people believe in the unbelievable.
These mysterious creatures exist today more or less unevolved from the forms they had hundreds of millions of years ago
The psychology behind your love of twists and turns.
We asked a writer to notice and decode the science claims he heard on a typical day. They averaged one every 10 minutes. And they weren't very scientific.
One preeminent scientist tackles the moral and ethical issues that come with the business of genetically enhancing our biology.
A new study shows that body language indicates socioeconomic status
We asked a writer to notice and decode the science claims he heard on a typical day. they averaged one every 10 minutes. And they werenâ€™t very scientific.
On today's hottest shows, the stars wear lab coats instead of bathing suits. We look behind the scenes at Numb3rs to see how it gets the science right-and why it sometimes needs to get it wrong
This week's Newsweek proclaims that "Heaven Is Real"--a neurologist concludes it after a near-death experience. But how much do we know about those experiences?
How a furry-convention-attending, Midwestern-accented fox owner teamed up with a bizarre Floridian exotic animal importer and a Soviet geneticist to bring pet foxes to your living room.