Digital measurements of millions of trees indicate that previous studies likely overestimate the amount of carbon stored by temperate U.S. forests, according to a new NASA study.
Bipolar disorder – formerly known as manic depression – is a chronic, recurrent mental illness characterised by extreme swings in mood. The condition is thought to affect at least one in every 100 adults worldwide and ...
The aircraft industry is worth billions. But it's not just jets driving the dollars up—it's the complicated electronics that help them fly.
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.
Forget the Vulcan mind-meld of the Star Trek generation—as far as mind control techniques go, bacteria is the next frontier.
The class of materials known as soft matter—which includes everything from mayonnaise to molten plastic—is the subject of the inaugural lecture by Michael Cates, Cambridge's Lucasian Professor of Mathematics.
As humans have evolved, so has our capacity to think rationally and use resources wisely - right? Not necessarily. According to Cornell research, careful, deliberate decision-making is in constant competition with the more ...
Using mathematical modeling and field data, researchers at the mathematics department at Uppsala University have found the basic rules that allow ants to build efficient and low cost transport networks without discarding ...
What if software could steer a car back on track if the driver swerves on ice? Or guide a prosthesis to help a shaky stroke patient smoothly lift a cup?
The idea of introducing a novel gene into a few individuals that then spreads through an entire population sounds like a premise for science fiction. And yet fiction can be prophetic.