Solving Darwin's puzzle of kindness.
Predictions for how we will live and work—on Earth or in space—in the decades and centuries to come
Sometimes our biggest fear is not knowing what to fear most. Fortunately, the weird science of risk analysis can teach us to judge better and fear smarter
The amount of water on Earth is fixed, but everything else is changing fast
In his book The Most Human Human, Brian Christian looks at the artificial intelligences we've built, and what they say about us
Antarctic emperor penguins may be adapting to diminishing sea ice by scaling towering coastal glaciers to lay their eggs.
A childhood without affection can be devastating, even if basic needs are met.
Know what to look out for.
A new report on marine health could make you queasy.
These are the 2018 winners of the Vizzies Challenge.
Does red wine make you live longer? Do bras cause cancer? Is sugar as addictive as cocaine and heroin? We uncover what headline-grabbing scientific studies really mean for your health
With a decade of war winding down, post-traumatic stress disorder is an increasingly urgent problem. Will the Army's efforts work?
“As long as I'm breathing,” Sylvia Earle says, “I'll be diving.”
What makes investors do the wrong thing, all together, pretty much all the time?
Society has been fighting the plague of addictions without knowing how drugs, cigarettes, and alcohol hot-wire the brain's pleasure response. Now researchers may be closing in on a magic bullet.
A new generation of manned subs explores our deepest oceans
Can a crew of scientists and volunteers armed with homemade trackers save sharks from extinction?
Marine scientists have serious questions about a crowdfunded project to scoop up marine plastic debris.
Software can classify bacteria species based on their behavior
A million straws could mellow the next Katrina
Workaholics, shopaholics, compulsive exercisers: Where do we draw the line on addiction?