Members of the U.S. Congress really do have the power to persuade their constituents in several different ways, according to a first-of-its kind national study.
When it comes to buying things, our brains can't see the big, black-and-white forest for all the tiny, colorful trees.
What happens when a chemical engineer and a physicist walk into a bar? They forge a collaboration that could change biological imaging.
The future of electronics could lie in a material from its past, as researchers from The Ohio State University work to turn germanium—the material of 1940s transistors—into a potential replacement for silicon.
The United States added about 7.6 million acres of forests between 1990 and 2010, which may seem like a great environmental gain.
In the 16th century, during its conquest of South America, the Spanish Empire forced countless Incas to work extracting silver from the mountaintop mines of Potosí, in what is now Bolivia—then the largest source of silver ...
New research suggests that liberals, as well as conservatives, can be biased against science that doesn't align with their political views.
When participants in a charity event took the first walk across the newly opened London Millennium Footbridge in 2000, their feet fell into sync, and the natural side-to-side motion of their steps caused the suspension bridge ...
Researchers who are building the highest-resolution map of the Greenland Ice Sheet to date have made a surprising discovery: two lakes of meltwater that pooled beneath the ice and rapidly drained away.
In a result that surprised researchers, a new study found that employees who had hostile bosses were better off on several measures if they returned the hostility.