Science

Connect this device to your chest and merge with Earth’s magnetic field

This 'human compass' is helping people expand their senses beyond normal human bounds.

Can your face reveal a disease to a doctor?

This artificial intelligence app uses a facial recognition algorithm to help diagnose rare genetic diseases.

How many calories are in that sundae? New phone can tell you

Point this phone at anything, and it'll tell you its chemical makeup – food, medicine, liquids, even your own body.

Could eating peanuts save your baby from peanut allergies?

New National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases guidelines recommend feeding kids peanuts early.

5 new facts you didn't know about migrating insects

A new study lifts the veil from this mysterious phenomenon.

This breathalyzer can diagnose 17 diseases

In a new study, scientists lay out how artificial intelligence can detect a person's unique 'breathprint' and work to identify illnesses before they become deadly.

Cliques are way more ancient than we thought

In a new study, scientists identify the hormone that makes chimps band together in times of trouble.

Your smartphone could be making your job harder

Economist Dan Ariely shows that notifications are making us more distracted and less efficient.

Want to live longer after a heart attack? Be an optimist

A new study says positive thinking – and planning – can go a long way for heart patients.

Mini robots could be cleaning your body soon

Scientists are inventing remote-controlled medical robots that can crawl into the tightest of spaces.

The brightest flash of light ever recorded now has an explanation

This record-setting event shook up the astronomy world. Now, scientists think they've solved the mystery.

Expert reveals secret to keeping New Year's resolutions

Following this technique is scientifically proven to make you stick with them longer.

Why Bill Gates cares about your poop

A new company is turning waste into fertilizer and saving energy and water in the process.

5 lessons in gratitude from science

Being grateful can make you happier, healthier and even more rich and popular.

Cavemen were more vegetarian than we thought

Scientists discover that prehistoric man knew how to make a meal with nutritious food in plants, not just animals.