We're not the only species that babies its young. New research finds that orca killer whale mothers spend a lifetime supporting their adult sons, often at the expense of having more children.
A traditional sacrament, peyote helped to usher in an age of psychedelia. Now with ayahuasca, such plants could become a type of therapy.
Whether you've invested money, time or effort, learn how to recognize and overcome the sunk cost fallacy.
Thanks to a new human family tree, we can watch early humans spring up in Africa and spread around the world, and sometimes do so ahead of schedule.
Though Ada Lovelace was excluded from higher education, she is the world's first computer programmer — and her mathematical contributions form the foundations of computer science.
Forensic science is complicated. Here are five convincing pieces of forensic evidence scientists use when solving a crime.
We crave anything salty or sweet as children, but our sense of taste often becomes more complex over time. Here's the science behind our ever-evolving taste buds.
Psychotropic drugs mess with your mind — but not always in a bad way. Find out how they can be used to treat a range of mental health conditions.
Seismographs are limited to identifying when a tremor is actually occurring. Quantum entanglement could advance sensor technology to give earlier warnings.
Women make up a big majority of those living with dementia. Identifying signs of dementia in women and sex-based contributing factors could help change that.
What do we understand about dinosaur eggs and eggshells? Break into the science behind the birth of baby dinos.
The toxic chemical came spilling out of a derailed train in Ohio. Learn the impact to the surrounding environment.
Learn the science behind your dog’s barking and why it’s a useful tool of communication for both dog and human.
Experiments show how long you can go without sleep and the effects sleep deprivation has on our bodies. The truth might surprise you.
What is Red Tide? Researchers are still learning about toxic algae responsible for marine life die-offs.
It’s not easy to find the source of a swirling scent plume. Scientists are using experiments and simulations to uncover the varied strategies that animals employ.
Cryptologists use modern technology to decipher nearly 50 letters Mary Queen of Scots sent while imprisoned from 1578 to 1584.
A gruesome discovery in the Benjamin Franklin House has us wondering if Ben Franklin was a serial killer. Get the scientific context behind the findings.
Curious if Elon Musk is a scientist? Take a closer look at Musk's background and education to determine if he actually qualifies as a scientist.