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.

Scientists can almost build a human from scratch

Doctors are cloning human bones and brains ... The next step looks pretty obvious.

5 reasons we're glad Mary-Claire King is on the earth

She's a legendary geneticist who's made huge breakthroughs in breast cancer. Where would we be without her?

Einstein’s dream just turned into a Nobel Prize, and here’s how it happened

The winning scientists of 2017 tell us what it was like to be the first to detect and observe gravitational waves.

New wearable device gives 'sight' to the visually impaired

Tiny portable camera allows people to read newspapers, shop at stores and recognize loved ones.

Why some people are more creative than others

A new study found that certain types of brain connections have something to do with creativity.

This device can detect contaminated water without touching it

This handheld technology just won first place at the Consumer Electronics Show in Los Vegas.

Does punishing people actually work?

A group of scientists tried to figure out why people cooperate with each other, and the results were pretty surprising.

Physicists have overturned a 100-year-old assumption on how your brain works

New research could lead to better understanding of degenerative diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

Here's what happens to your brain when you see someone's face for the first time

We scan some faces differently than others. A new Hebrew University study shows us how, and why.

Science just discovered exactly what meditative breathing does to your brain

We all know stress does a number on your well-being. A new study shows that conscious breathing really does change how your brain works.