Science

A new way to lose weight without worrying about the scale

Behavioral economist Dan Ariely developed a new kind of scale that uses science, not numbers, to help you lose weight.

How brain scans are predicting box office success

Scientists found a way to predict box office sales by seeing which moments our brains pay attention to.

Tired of your overloaded inbox? Science just fixed it

A behavioral economist was tired of being flooded with emails 24 hours a day. So he studied it, and created an app.

This device is giving new hope to breast cancer patients

MarginProbe is being called the biggest advancement in breast cancer treatment in a generation.

Exploding supernova spotted in record time

What usually takes weeks, or even months, took these lucky scientists only three hours.

Thanks, Einstein! Gravitational waves, 1 year later

We asked 5 physicists to share what Einstein's theory, hailed as a watershed moment in science, means to them.

Are you a creative person? That might be why you don't sleep well

Art-centered college students reported lower-quality sleep than their science-minded peers in a new study.

Take a look at the safety suit we'll wear on trips to Mars

Cosmic ray suit will head into space in 2018.

Eye-opening facts about color blindness

It's an affliction affecting millions of people, but not everyone knows exactly what this condition is all about.

What farming on Mars could teach us about farming on Earth

Citizen scientists are learning to grow food for taste and nutrition, rather than profit.

Are your bacteria making you nice?

Scientists think microbes may have evolved to make humans act more altruistically.

Why tomatoes have lost their flavor – and how to get it back

Scientists decided to find out why supermarket tomatoes have become tasteless. And now they want to fix it.

Brainiacs did a study to find out how your brain decides what to pay attention to

The neuroscientists found out you learn by ignoring almost everything around you.

This plan for a town is straight out of a sci-fi movie

You would live in an automated driverless car, your phone number would be your address and drones would deliver services.

Namibia's fairy circle mystery continues

Can two theories smashed together finally tell us the truth about these mysterious circles in the African grasslands?