Sometimes scientists end up turning into inventors throughout the course of their research. Three cases in point.
Synesthesia—a mixing and merging of the senses—is surprisingly common. Studies of the phenomenon can help explain how the brain and sensory system work.
Dinosaur DNA! Life on Mars! In the world of science, amazing discoveries don’t quite work out the way the discoverer hopes they will.
Medical cures are usually too good to be true. Numerous doctors wrote to the prestigious British Medical Journal, reporting on their prescription of raw meat juice to patients.
On Earth Day, one mom argues for “green time” over “screen time.”
An anthropologist investigating one group of committed gamers found people attracted not to realism, but to deeply engaging cooperative projects.
This new AI will protect endangered species from poachers, says a team of conservationists and astrophysicists.
Most people know that the X chromosome is one of the two sex chromosomes. But it does more than just determine if you’re born male or female.
Platypuses. They’re weird. In fact, platypuses are so unusual that it took taxonomists more than eighty years just to decide what they are.
People who like dining out have 40 to 55 percent higher phthalate levels than those who eat at home.