The psychology behind religious belief
Throughout history, scholars and researchers have tried to identify the one key reason that people are attracted to religion.
You're not irrational, you're just quantum probabilistic: Researchers explain human decision-making with physics theory
The next time someone accuses you of making an irrational decision, just explain that you're obeying the laws of quantum physics.
What's on the surface of a black hole? Not 'firewall'—and nature of universe depends on it, physicist explains
Are black holes the ruthless killers we've made them out to be?
People worldwide—even nomads in Tanzania—think of colors the same way
Would a color by any other name be thought of in the same way, regardless of the language used to describe it?
'Democratic peace' may not prevent international conflict
Using a new technique to analyze 52 years of international conflict, researchers suggest that there may be no such thing as a "democratic peace."
'Fishing expedition' nets nearly tenfold increase in number of sequenced virus genomes
Using a specially designed computational tool as a lure, scientists have netted the genomic sequences of almost 12,500 previously uncharacterized viruses from public databases.
Climate change threatens Lake Erie's yellow perch
Research has suggested yellow perch grow more rapidly during the short winters resulting from climate change, but a new study shows warmer water temperatures can lead to the production of less hardy eggs and larvae that have ...
Satellites peer into rock 50 miles beneath Tibetan Plateau
The analysis, published in the journal Scientific Reports, offers some of the clearest views ever obtained of rock moving up to 50 miles below the plateau, in the lowest layer of Earth's crust.
Traitors in our midst: Bacteria use toxins to turn our own bodies against us
Researchers who have revealed a highly efficient way that bacteria use toxins to interrupt the immune response say that until now, the trickery of these toxins has been underappreciated in science.
New tech keeps your smart phone charged for 30 percent longer
New technology developed at The Ohio State University makes cell phone batteries last up to 30 percent longer on a single charge.