A secretive company has made a breakthrough in mastering nuclear fusion. Tri Alpha Energy has figured out how to hold superheated gas in a steady state, an important step in the journey toward achieving fusion, which could provide abundant, cheap, and clean energy.
They say never judge a book by its cover, but a new study suggests that you may be able to predict the popularity of a scientific paper from the length of its title. Brevity, it turns out, appears to earn a paper a little more attention.
Utah's Black Dragon Canyon is home to rock art that seems to show a winged monster. Some young-Earth creationists point to it as proof that humans once shared the Earth with dinosaurs. But now, scientists have revealed that it's actually a faded painting of humans and animals.
The flu virus has thousands of strains that evolve across seasons, and (so far) a single vaccine can’t guard against all of them. Now, scientists have created vaccines that lay the groundwork for a long-sought shot that could protect against every type of flu.
It pays to pray to a punitive god. A new theory aims to explain the success of world religions, positing that moralizing gods keep large societies in line and working toward the greater good.