People enjoy replaying a favorite song many times even after the novelty and surprise are gone, according to new research.
Neuroscientists have discovered how the brain learns physical tasks, even in the absence of real-world movement.
A new process for growing wafer-scale 2D crystals could enable future super-thin electronics. Since the discovery of the remarkable properties of graphene, scientists have increasingly focused research on the many other two-dimensional materials possible, both those found in nature and those concocted in the lab.
The idea of binding and reshaping a baby’s head may make parents today cringe, but for families in the Andes between 1100-1450, cranial modification was all the rage, according to a new study.
Engineers are developing a new method of processing nanomaterials that could lead to faster and cheaper manufacturing of flexible, thin film devices, such as touch screens and window coatings.
New research documents ongoing northward range expansion of the common Virginia opossum—and one unlucky opossum in particular.
A new computational method has connected several target genes to autism, according to new research. The findings, along with other recent discoveries, could lead to screening tools for young children—and help doctors choose the best intervention when making a diagnosis.
Gadgets Robots, coding toys, Marvel stuff, and an odd amount of poop-themed toys. Check out all the new playthings from this massive toy trade show.
Every year, the Department of National Intelligence (DNI) releases its Worldwide Threat Assessment of the US Intelligence Community.
Animals Fossilized footprints provide new insight on ancient lizard behavior Fossilized lizard footprints dating back to the Cretaceous indicate the little scaly beasts could get up and run on two legs.
The truth is out there, but if it doesn’t come from “my side” who cares? In an era of “fake news” our relationship status with factual knowledge, and a shared reality has changed to “it’s complicated”.
Mr. Steven is expected to save SpaceX millions of dollars. Mr. Steven, by the way, is a giant boat with a net.
Health But it's not really clear where the advantage comes from. Up to one in four winter Olympians have asthma—and they actually tend to do better than competitors without the condition.
See this little guy? He's just emerged into the world, but the appropriately-named Dumbo octopus is already taking his first flaps.
“Manifestipi,” (installation detail) 2016 by ITWÉ Collective. Courtesy of ITWÉ and Collection Majudia.
During the 1970s, scientists confirmed that radio emissions coming from the center of our galaxy were due to the presence of a Supermassive Black Hole (SMBH).
Eastern Arsenal Wanshan covers over 225 square miles of ocean. Moving on from drone taxis and armed robots, China is now looking to take a lead in building unmanned ships.
Environment Breaking waves can send algal blooms airborne. The mischief caused by algal blooms does not end at the water’s edge.
A new type of all-terrain microbot that moves by tumbling could help usher in tiny machines for various applications, including super-focused drug delivery, researchers report.
DIY And improve its performance. Is your phone performing as well as it can? These tools and apps will help you check your device's speed.