The Forecast on Energy-Efficient Cooling Just Got a Bit Sunnier
Scientists are pioneering technology that may someday cool buildings without electricity, while harvesting solar energy at the same time.
How Zika and Dengue Exploit the Mother-Child Relationship
Due to the similarities between these closely-related viruses, mothers who have experienced Zika infections may have babies with a higher risk of suffering severe dengue, and vice versa.
Scientists Track “Social Jet Lag” Sleeping Habits With Twitter Data
A two-year analysis of nearly a quarter of a million Twitter users reveals how Americans’ social lives are taking a toll on their sleep schedules.
This 33-Million-Year-Old Whale Sucked Up Food Like A Giant Vacuum
After discarding their teeth, the ancestors of today’s filter-feeding whales may have fed by suction before evolving baleen.
Google Says It Built A “Superhuman” Game-Playing AI. Is It Truly Intelligent?
Yes, Google’s self-teaching artificial intelligence software, AlphaZero, will probably trounce you at chess. But there’s far more to human smarts than a speedy checkmate.
Chatty Bacteria Might Be Most Vulnerable to Viruses
In a first, scientists have found that viruses that prey on microbes can understand the lingo of bacterial conversations—and may use the intel to time their attacks.
This Wasp Can Recognize Faces. Others Aren’t So Lucky.
Some types of paper wasps can tell individuals apart by facial features alone. Is the ability built in, or can it be learned?