New research finds that the nature of baby-directed speech is different than adult-directed speech, suggesting a universal language of “motherese.”
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Devil rays are mysterious sea creatures that are rarely seen in the wild. With their population dwindling, biologists are racing to learn more about these rays before they disappear.
To prevent mega-wildfires from spiraling out of control, technicians set landscapes ablaze on purpose.
Researchers have pinpointed a "smoking gun" behind the phenomenon of the sun's atmosphere being thousands of degrees hotter than the solar surface.
Previously undetected matter was found in the form of gas filaments between galaxies, which is a major step toward explaining the structure of the cosmos.
Speaking last week at an MIT press conference, Rainer Weiss, a 2017 Nobel Prize winner in physics, said he and his collaborators would soon make an exciting announcement.
Breaking the sound barrier is considered one of the greatest achievements of aviation, but how exactly did we manage to do it?
When soldiers are allowed to build rapport with artificially intelligent interviewers in otherwise anonymous interviews, they become much more likely to report signs of PTSD.
These bicycles are designed to filter smog out of the air as you ride. This could be a game changer for smoggy cities like Beijing.
The planet was nearly a snowball during the Carboniferous Period about 300 million years ago, when forests died and slowly transformed into coal.
As volcanoes in Bali and Vanuatu force over 150,000 people to evacuate, a new study aims to raise awareness of the hazards within eruption-prone areas.
In a tweet, Musk proposed developing a solar-powered grid for the US territory, which remains largely without power after being hit by Hurricane Maria.
The process that triggers sleep during periods of boredom also offers a pathway for developing less addictive, more therapeutic sleep aids.
Two new studies are giving a boost to research that demonstrates how certain mental training routines promote structural changes to the brain.
The technique uses electron beams to visualize the tiniest characteristics of cells, helping researchers better understand viruses and basic cell structures.
Genetic analysis of Homo sapiens buried together 34,000 years ago found they were not closely related, despite likely living within a small group.
Integrating economics and psychology, Richard Thaler showed how limited rationality and self-control affect economic decisions and market outcomes.
An embarrassment for the US at the outset of the space race eventually gave way to a period of scientific diplomacy with Soviet researchers.