Robots toiling day and night assembling widgets and thingamabobs in pitch-black warehouses isn’t some mustache-twirling industrialist tycoon's fantasy.
"Snakes, why'd it have to be snakes?" so sayeth Indiana Jones, and so, apparently, say babies too. In a study published Wednesday in Frontiers in Psychology, European neuroscientists determined that our instinctive fears of snakes and spiders are so primal, even babies become alarmed at the sight of them.
Birds are territorial creatures, and they'll passionately defend their chosen area from unwanted intrusions.
If you’re out enjoying the predawn darkness Saturday, you’ll likely see a number of bright streaks peppering the sky.
Turn-of-the-century science fiction posited the existence of aliens living deep within the surface of the moon.
Pretty much everyone agrees investing, whether it’s your own money or a company’s, is wise. And hiring someone to manage that investment portfolio could get you the most bang for your buck.
Hey dog owners, you're not imagining it: Researchers think your pooch may be trying to say something with a pout or pleading eyes.
Subtle halos on flowers function as bright blue landing pads for bees. Tiny ridges on flowers, visible only at the nanoscale, serve to reflect blue and ultraviolet light that draws in pollinators.
Remember AlphaGo? You know, the artificial intelligence that in 2016 soundly defeated the finest players humanity could muster in the ancient Chinese strategy game of Go; thus forcing us to relinquish the last vestige of board game superiority flesh-and-blood held over machines?
Ancient Egypt was the most powerful civilization in the world for a time. The monuments built by laborers to honor pharaohs stand to this day, testament to the vast resources at their command.
On the island of Makira, hunters use the teeth of giant bats known as flying foxes as currency. Now, perhaps paradoxically, researchers suggest this practice could help save these bats from potential extinction.
Even before LIGO published its fifth detection this week, most modern scientists had already accepted gravitational waves as an observable manifestation of Einstein’s general relativity.
The first gravitational wave observed from a neutron star merger offers the potential for a whole raft of new discoveries.
Before "he went to Jared," two neutron stars collided. That’s what scientists learned from studying the debris fallout after a cosmic explosion called a kilonova — 1,000 times brighter than a standard nova — which appeared, and was witnessed by astronomers, in earthly skies Aug.
When you go outside you may expect rain to occasionally fall from the sky, maybe even excrement from our flying friends — but a rogue space station?
You’ve read about self-driving cars cruising around California as companies try to prove and perfect their tech.
For hundreds of millions of years, two city-sized stars in a galaxy not-so-far away circled each other in a fatal dance.
The massive collaboration of scientists that's hunting gravitational waves—with a lot of success—is set to make another big announcement on Monday.
Oh, artificial intelligence, how quickly you grow up. Just three months ago you were learning to walk, and we watched you take your first, flailing steps.
Bugula neritina is a rather inconspicuous marine organism. It looks like purplish seaweed, but it’s actually a branching colony of individual, tentacled zooids (the technical term for individuals in a colonial invertebrate) that resemble badminton shuttlecocks.