Evidence of humans in the Americas 130,000 years ago meets skepticism

On the hunt for lost species

Planet Discovery

A rocky ‘super-Earth’ is 39 light-years away

Arctic Ocean

Currents carry billions of plastic bits to Arctic ocean

Smartphone Technology

Why you should wait before buying Samsung’s Galaxy S8

Socially Savvy

Why Facebook keeps beating every rival

Creature from the Black LAgoon

Scientists find giant clam known as ‘the unicorn of mollusks’

Outdated tech

Creaky computers erode office morale, productivity

Brain ‘pacemaker’ could aid memory

Cutting edge

Nutrient-poor farms get a vitamin boost

Study links diet soda to higher risk of stroke, dementia

Turning negative thinkers into positive ones

Shells too beautiful for their own good?


Hubble’s latest close-up of Jupiter

In the workplace

Generation text: ‘I’m not texting. I’m taking notes.’

Computer science

Learning to think like a computer

Leakers reveal Windows bugs

A court for young adults calls on the brain

Some robots learn to deliver pizza; these are saving lives

What wine did Jesus drink at the Last Supper?

Conditions for life detected in plumes on Saturn moon Enceladus

How Uber pulls its drivers’ psychological levers


Do seas make us sick?


Astronomers trying to take first picture of a black hole


Cyborgs at work: Why are employees getting implanted with microchips?

App reviews: Bear and Egg Inc.

Syria, North Korea point to need for a new nerve gas antidote

Sorry, phone-talkers: ‘Airplane mode’ is here to stay — for your entire flight

Seeing science: sign language ‘rhymes’

Fasten your seat belts: Climate change could add to turbulence during air travel

Ancient cannibals weren’t just hungry, calorie counts suggest

The unexpected ways our lives could change when cars drive themselves

Why do humans hunt big game like Cecil the lion?

Water in California

Cold comfort in an arid state: California’s water woes are waning

drug research

‘Human-on-a-chip’ could end animal testing