Explaining how something as complex as consciousness can emerge from a grey, jelly-like lump of tissue in the head is arguably the greatest scientific challenge of our time.
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Beyond the outer edge of the solar system, mysterious, unknown worlds await by the thousands. Astronomers can now finally find these exoplanets. But will we find another Earth?
The Earth may be entering an era in which natural and human-generated fire together are reshaping the planet.
Astronomers have just observed a ghostly nebula of gas resembling the shape of an hourglass, surrounding a known galaxy. This ghoulish structure has dwarfed the galaxy it is surrounding.
A look back at the folklore of rabies in humans reveals ties to beliefs in werewolves, vampires and other monsters.
The arsenal of human screams has been honed over millions of years of evolution. Here's why we love blood-curdling screams.
From the Salem witch trials to today's "witch hunts," women are front and center because they are considered powerless and more easily swayed by demons.
A look at 4.5 billion years of Earth's history tells us that intelligence, including extraterrestrial intelligence, is unlikely to evolve.
Over the past few years, studies have indicated eating red is bad for your health, but a new study seems to reverse that. So what should you do?
More and more towns and cities across the country are electing to celebrate Indigenous Peoples' Day as an alternative to — or in addition to — Columbus Day.
Here's a look at why more women don't win more Nobel Prizes in science, an issue that involves women's exclusion from education and careers in science.
The diminutive size of the extinct human relative called the Hobbit, or Homo floresiensis, could come down to really fast evolution.
Scientists found that the superbug MRSA had been gifted its antibiotic resistance from another microbe.
Psychotic experiences are more common than you might think and don't mean you have a mental health condition.
Elon Musk's bold plan to send a crewed Starship to Mars and beyond has potential dire consequences for alien life.