Science

Why this has been a big week for the search for aliens

Space archaeology, radio signals from the far reaches of the universe and much more made headlines.

Here's more evidence that multitasking might not work

You may be able to perform more than one task at the same time, but not very well, new research says.

Are probiotic vitamins mostly useless? New study takes a look

Research casts doubt on the effectiveness of the popular dietary supplement.

Breakthrough robot navigates using bat-inspired senses

Using echolocation, the 'Robat' terrestrial vehicle can move through dark, low-vision surroundings with ease.

Are you smarter in the fall? New study says brain power fluctuates by season

Researchers find a seasonal pattern in cognitive activity that peaks around the beginning of autumn.

What job skills will we need to succeed in 2050?

Yuval Noah Harari, bestselling author and world-renowned historian, tackles the future of work and other topics in his latest book, '21 Lessons for the 21st Century.'

You cannot tell a lie – in your non-native language

A new study finds that people are more likely to be honest when they're speaking a foreign language.

A new technique to regrow damaged cartilage is revolutionizing knee surgery

Doctors are using a coral-based material as an implant to heal patients suffering from knee pain.

Is it better to give advice or receive it? Science has a surprising answer

The very act of giving the advice makes the giver feel powerful and confident, an effect the predictors of behavior didn’t account for.

Turns out using smaller plates doesn't actually help you eat less

A new study debunks the popular diet trick.

Clues from Sigmund Freud's secret psychoanalytical society

A new exhibit in Israel sheds light on the secrets of a man obsessed with finding secrets.

Can pretending to be Einstein actually make you smarter?

Scientists made a virtual reality Einstein body to see if it changed people's intelligence.

Here’s what face you search for when you look into a crowd

Scientists set out to figure out what we notice, and it reveals something about what's important to us.

This hidden bias might be why you're not getting ahead at work

Men are more likely to be called by their last names than women. A new study says that could be holding women back.

How do you stop temper tantrums?

A behavioral scientist weighs in on getting kids to stop throwing tantrums in public places.