There are three main scenarios for how a human-alien encounter might play out.
Deep in the ocean, 90 percent of organisms have evolved the ability to glow. These are the coolest and weirdest among them.
Most 20-somethings went through the D.A.R.E. drug resistance program in elementary school. Did we say no to drugs?
Though little research has been done on the subject, experts on taste perception have three main theories on the temperature-dependent deliciousness of coffee.
A new study finds that most people have an innate sense that they exist in or near their eyes. It is unclear whether this is the result of biology or culture.
A fervent minority of Americans are obsessed with the idea of the United States returning to the gold standard. Why would this be a bad idea?
Aquariums have been installed as the backstop in the new Miami Marlins baseball stadium. Animal rights activists say constant vibrations and noise will upset the fish.
YouTube users have found a strange dark object tethered to the sun that they say is a refueling UFO spaceship. What is it?
In a new video from NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, a scientist addresses many of the claims surrounding the 2012 "Mayan apocalypse."
Germans can't pronounce the word "squirrel." Phonologists, who specialize in the sounds of words in different languages, explain why not.
Misinformation about asteroid 2012 DA14 sparked undue panic this week. A NASA scientist discusses the cause of this phenomenon.
In a new paper, astronomers claim that a rare alignment of the Earth, moon and sun caused extreme tides that dislodged the iceberg that sunk the Titanic 100 years ago.
A new study shows that the simple act of pointing makes kids believe you, even if they see other evidence indicating that you have no idea.