Technology

The Macabre Science of Animal Mass Die-Offs

Researchers are replicating “mass mortality events” with pig carcasses. The ecological consequences could hint at what's happening...

The Tiny Brain Cells That Connect Our Mental and Physical...

A new understanding of long-overlooked cells called microglia is challenging the assumption that body and brain function are completely...

Automated Solar Arrays Could Help Incinerate Global Warming

Software-driven systems can produce enough searing heat to power manufacturing processes that now gorge on fossil fuels.

Pop Culture May Evolve at the Same Rate as Birds and Bugs

How quickly do music and literature change? Evolutionary biology could give us a hint.

A Surge of New Plastic Is About to Hit the Planet

A world awash in plastic will soon get slammed by more, as major oil companies ramp up their production.

How Long Do We Have Before Arctic Ice Melts Away?

With the frozen top of the world melting to liquid, an expedition set out to untangle the physics and help forecast its future.

Watch SpaceX Blow Up a Falcon 9 Rocket to Prove It's Safe...

On Saturday, Elon Musk's space company will attempt its last big test before it can begin launching humans from US soil.

How Much Superpower Does It Take to Bash a Bullet in Midair?

In the upcoming movie 'Wonder Woman 1984,' our hero is able to knock a bullet off to the side with just her arm. Let's look at the...

SpaceX Will Blow Up a Falcon 9 Rocket to Prove It's Safe...

On Saturday, Elon Musk's space company will attempt its last big test before it can begin launching humans from US soil.

Even Ultra-Tough Water Bears May Be Vulnerable to Climate...

Tardigrades are known for their ability to survive extreme temperatures. But new research suggests they might be more sensitive than...