Einstein's failed dream could ultimately become his ultimate triumph, as a small group of theoretical physicists rework his old ideas to explain the most pressing issues of modern science.
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Scientists scanned the DNA of 8,000 people to figure out how genes control facial features. Here's what they found.
In 1872 the U.S. economy was growing as the young nation industrialized and expanded westward. Then in the autumn, a sudden shock paralyzed social and economic life.
Here's how the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines will be distributed and kept safe from the factory to your local pharmacy.
If teensy black holes could be produced inside the world's largest atom smasher, the Large Hadron Collider, that would be a boon for physics.
Ghostly circles of radio emission, hanging out in space like cosmic smoke-rings, can't be explained by current theories. And astronomers are excited to figure them out.
The Boeing 737 Max began flying commercially in May 2017 but has been grounded for over a year and a half following two crashes within five months. Is it safe enough for liftoff?
China has been the only country to land on the moon for over 40 years – since the Soviet Luna program.
The discovery of the Popa langur, a medium-sized leaf-eating monkey found in central Myanmar, was recently announced by scientists.
As the pandemic raged in April, churchgoers in Ohio defied warnings not to congregate. But what do psychologists have to say about strong beliefs in a god?
COVID-19 cases are surging upward around the U.S., reaching 100,000 daily cases for the first time on Nov. 4 and 150,000 only eight days later.
The Southern Appalachian mountains are a global biodiversity hot spot for salamanders. And now a skin-eating fungus from Europe could decimate them.
Two large recent studies show that people hospitalized for COVID-19 in March were more than three times as likely to die as people hospitalized for COVID–19 in August.
The presidential elections of 1876, 1888, 1960 and 2000 were among the most contentious in American history. Here's why.
A new study looks at one hypothesis explaining why humans' body temperatures have been on the decline. Here's what it found.
Our sun's death is a long way off — about 4.5 billion years, give or take — but someday it's going to happen, and what then for our solar system?