Can you see something without really seeing it? Your brain can.
Scientists have published a detailed road map to move 139 countries to 100 percent renewable energy by 2050, according to a recent study.
Rubber electronics and sensors that operate normally even when stretched to up to 50 percent of their length could work as artificial skin on robots, according to a new study.
For men approaching 50 years old, deciding whether or not to be screened for prostate cancer can be confusing.
If you're considering plastic surgery options — whether it's a nip here or a tuck there — you may need to exercise caution when it comes to services that are advertised on social media.
There's a simple way to explain the phenomenon to your kids, and you can enjoy even simpler ways to experience the eclipse.
Solar astronomer J. McKim Malville has some advice for people planning to see the Great American Solar Eclipse on Aug. 21: Don’t photograph it.
Dozens of killer whales have died in captivity, including the 3-month-old orca named Kyara that just died at SeaWorld. So why do these marine mammals seem to fare so poorly?
Trypophobia is an unusual phobia -- people feel strongly disgusted when they see clusters of circle-shaped objects, such as bubbles or holes.
Researchers are improving the ability of robots to identify three-dimensional objects even if their shape is partially obscured.
Since large-scale manufacturing of plastics took off in the 1950s and until 2015, humans have produced approximately 9 billion tons of plastic.
Scientists have developed a new method that can stamp things with "atomic fingerprints" to keep phony products at bay.
For people who are overweight, or have high blood pressure or diabetes, the benefits of artificial sweeteners are modest to nil.
For the first time, researchers have pieced together a detailed story of John F. Kennedy's back pain.
The gene-editing tool CRISPR is fast becoming known for its potential to treat disease, but it also has other possible capabilities, such as the ability to screen people for viruses.
A tiny, paper-thin camera that has no lens could turn conventional photography on its head, according to new research.
Unusual structures on moth eyes that help the insects see at night have inspired a new anti-reflection film for electronic devices.
In Washington and Colorado, legalizing marijuana hasn't seemed to increase fatal car crashes, new research shows.
The new map for the city of Oakland, California, offers the highest-resolution view to date of air quality on a block-by-block basis.