Science

Why your boss shouldn't complain if you browse Facebook at work

A new study explores whether 'cyberloafing' is a problematic waste of company time or simply something to do when you're bored.

There's a reason you're not getting enough sleep, and it might surprise you

Frequent wakeups have a fascinating biological explanation, according to a new study.

Physicist reveals science secrets of 'Star Wars' in new book

Georgetown professor explores the science behind the Jedi Force, lightsabers and the Death Star.

There’s a neuron in your brain, and it’s named after Jennifer Aniston

This is what happens when you watch too much television, America.

Spiders prefer mating with older women – and they don't mind getting eaten afterward

So maybe their decision-making skills are questionable. But at least they died happy.

Engineer builds a tiny robot that crawls inside your body

From delivering medicine to taking biopsies, a futuristic invention has arrived.

This traffic expert wants to change how we park

Scientists and urban planners create virtual reality lab to study the psychology of parking decisions.

Scientists are getting closer to recording your dreams

You may soon be able to watch your dreams while you're awake.

Can you engineer your own dreams?

They seem random and totally bizarre sometimes. A new study looks at people trying to initiate lucid dreams.

Feeling bummed? New tech can tell whether you're depressed by analyzing your voice

Company testing speech software that can provide a window into a patient's mental health.

Your sibling is helping you become a better person, science confirms

A new study shows that children whose younger brothers and sisters are kind, warm and supportive grow up to be more empathetic.

The world's largest family tree is also a scientific phenomenon

It's been vetted by researchers from Harvard and Columbia and – bonus! – includes Kevin Bacon.

You may soon be able to afford the most expensive food on the planet

Scientists in Israel are figuring out how to grow truffles.

Did scientists just discover dark matter?

One of the biggest mysteries of physics may not be a mystery for much longer.

What your handwriting says about your mood

A new study hones in on the association between penmanship and personality.