Cognitive Scientists Question a Journal's Gender Balance
A major journal publishes a special issue with a striking lack of women authors
Journey to the Center of Earth
This is What An Underwater Volcano Sounds Like
Decoding the noises of magma and bubbles will help scientists study explosions from afar
There Might Really Be a Planet X, Lurking Beyond Pluto
The far reaches of our own solar system could contain worlds undiscovered.
Ice Scientists of the Future Will Study Glaciers That No Longer Exist
Glaciologists are stocking up on ice cores to ensure a future for their field
This Tiny Trackpad Fits on a Fingernail
But why would you actually want one?
Disney's Getting Into 3D-Printing Soft, Cuddly Things
The world of cartoons is going to get a little realer
Nine Out of Ten Americans Consider Themselves Middle Class
In a day and age when teens are tasked with picking multimillion dollar dream homes, it's not hard to see why
A Smart Algorithm Looked at 16 Billion Emails, And Here Is What It Learned
When you respond to an email, you mirror the sender's email style
What Would Closing the Wage Gap Mean?
The effects for single moms and racial minorities would be particularly significant
Yes, Facebook is Making You Sad
Stop comparing your life to flattering photos and carefully-crafted status updates
Hawaiians Are Protesting Construction of the World’s Largest Telescope
Native Hawai'ian activists say the volcano-top project is damaging sacred lands
A Plan for a Robot Who Can Impersonate Your Mom
Google has a patent for artificial intelligence with a personality -- and that patent might not be a good idea
Here's Why You Wince at Wasabi
The structure will help researchers understand pain— and create drugs that could suppress it.
Lady Wolf Spiders Use Silk to Flirt
Counter to the common wisdom, it’s not just males that do the pursuing
The Sun Has Seasons
And you thought it was just "hot"
Drones to Plant 1 Billion Seeds in a Year (Hopefully)
Reforestation by machines is cool, but it won’t save the planet
Meet a Hermit Crab Who Has Shacked Up in a Lego
Weird things can become home sweet home when you are a tiny soft crustacean
Yet Another Reason Not to Smoke: It Gives Superbugs Superpowers
Antibiotic resistant bacteria even more resistant in the presence of cigarette smoke
A Simple Way to Reduce Car Crashes: Start the High School Day Later
A later roll-call time for teens also means improved health, mood, and grades
Light Therapy May Work on Chronic Mood Disorders, Too
Sitting under fake sun could help heal chronic depression, bipolar disorder, and anxiety, too