But will it find the warp zones?
Well, it's one way of getting better at math.
You know, like a child with mechanical tentacles.
Three myths your teachers told you about how your brain learns, debunked
Some monkey business in a Duke University lab suggests we'll soon be able to move artificial limbs, control robotic soldiers, and communicate across thousands of miles--using nothing but our thoughts.
A new study looks at the power of practicing well beyond mastery.
Our editors scrounged up some truly bizarre facts.
Take a look in a book.
* that's a big, fat "might"
Two desktop-printer engineers quit their jobs to search for the ultimate source of endless energy: nuclear fusion. Could this highly improbable enterprise actually succeed?
Devices that harness brain or nerve impulses to help patients see, hear, move, and communicate are already available -- though for now they remain relatively primitive.
The world's most prestigious universities have begun posting entire curricula on the Web—for free. Is there such a thing as a free higher-education lunch? I enrolled to find out
The adolescent brain is setting the stage for adulthood
Are some people just better at becoming fluent in new languages as adults?
Our editors are back with more bizarre facts for season two.
The host of Science Vs joins us for a round of some truly bizarre facts.
Medical quirks immortalized in bronze
By playing back altered versions of the Bengalese finches' songs through these tiny earphones, scientists found that birds improve their singing by making small adjustments rather than large ones
Behaviors are spread through cultural transmission in animals other than humans and non-human primates.
University of Vienna researchers analyze how and why a young elephant learned to imitate human speech.
Cassie and Jesse set sail.
Its creations earn patents, outperform humans, and will soon fly to space. All it needs now is a few worthy challenges
Headbutt the shape, get a treat!
A bold new theory predicts that time travel may be more plausible than previously thought
Physicist says we might be able to visit the past, but getting back to the future is another story
It dispenses one, ten and 250-gram bars, and it's built like a tank
We see no reason to doubt this.
Nice music doesn't always mean a real win.
It's not as scary as it sounds
It can stab in 60 different ways
The E-Cat strikes again.
Rats couldn't resist a slot machine that offered up sugar—until researchers gave them a dopamine blocker.
Science with colorful bricks
A new treatment could save some of the hundreds of thousands of Americans dying sepsis-related deaths every year
The Energy Catalyzer (E-Cat) has never been proven to work. Then again, it hasn't been conclusively proven not to...
You'll never guess what lab this research came from.
“I'd like a Category 4 cyclone with a side of storm surge, to stay, please”
How many bucks could a woodchuck pluck for that illegal wood?
Since 2000, the government has tried to help democracy go digital. But is it working?
Careers: Mechanical engineer, biomedical engineer
Advances in medical science may well lead to more-than-human abilities
What language you hear growing up--Arabic and Slovenian are especially good--affects how you learn to count.
A new book looks at the science of what we like
Future AI will watch us to find out what's important
Three PopSci editors share the freakiest facts they could find.