An odd hypothesis holds that “playful urination” allows boys to grasp projectile motion more readily than girls, which advantages them in physics education.
Grab a g-suit and experience what it’s like to fly in a jet aircraft
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.
During the mission, four men and two women lived apart from the rest of planet Earth and could eat only shelf-stable foods and some lab-grown vegetables.
A new roadmap to where water exists on the surface of the moon could potentially offer resources to astronauts as drinking water or to produce fuel.
If we don't clean up space debris, it could become impossible to leave Earth's atmosphere. But scientists have a plan. Well, lots of plans.
Modular robot swarms with mergeable nervous systems can autonomously combine and separate themselves to form bodies of different shapes and sizes.
Speaking at the the company's new campus in Cupertino, Apple CEO Tim Cook called the iPhone X "the biggest leap forward since the original iPhone."
A design program developed at Georgia Tech can reverse engineer popular games after watching two minutes of gameplay.
Periods during which large percentages of species died off occurred at the same time as big swings in carbon isotopes found in Earth’s geological record, according to new research from MIT.
A pair of reports argue that the odds of achieving the most ambitious goal of the Paris agreement of climate change — keeping temperature rise to just 1.5 degrees Celsius — may have gone from impossible to very difficult.
The painful experiment reveals the voltage and current of an electric eel and is helping researchers better understand electromotive forces.
Brain signals are recorded with an electroencephalogram worn on the head like a swim cap, which allows the wearer to select musical notes and tones displayed on a computer screen.
Eighty-two percent of residents living in shantytowns along the US-Mexico border reported suffering from at least one chronic illness — three times the average among American adults.
Having joint hypermobility might be a fun party trick, but do you know what it does to your body?
American adolescents are engaging in fewer adult behaviors than they did in past decades, according to a study of data gathered from millions of youths.
An investigation of the link between alcohol and one-night stands highlights a drinking culture that turns sexual encounters into gratifying sex stories.
Blame meteorologists for your rained-out picnics all you want, but modern weather forecasting is actually incredibly accurate.