Researchers at the Caltech Brain Imaging Center found that participants in a study were more likely to gamble when they saw peers doing so.
Diane Ackerman contemplates the wildlife that creeps into our urban habitats.
Survival experts discuss what the Thai soccer team that was trapped in a cave did right to get through the two weeks before they were rescued.
It may seem obvious that nature benefits humans, but you might be surprised to learn how much!
Have you ever been in a car on a hot day and seen water on the road far away, only to find that there’s nothing there? If so, you’ve seen a trick of the light called a mirage. This article explains what causes mirages and the different types you might see.
On March 26, 2012, James Cameron made a solo 6.83-mile journey to the Challenger Deep, the deepest known point in the ocean. Cameron completed the dangerous trek in a single-seat submersible named the DEEPSEA CHALLENGER. What risks did Cameron encounter on his journey, and what did he hope to discover? Learn more about the mission at this official site.
Roz Savage was the first woman to row solo across three oceans. Here, she talks about how her first voyage; how it came about that she gave up her normal life to row solo across the Atlantic, the obstacles that she faced, and how she overcame them.
Butterflies may have tiny brains, but they manage an impressive feat of navigation, even when blown off course.
Read through all four tabs for information on being prepared, responding during, and recovering after a landslide.
Infants are afraid of strangers, but what about heights? When do people start to have fear of heights?
Vultures are often derided for being ugly and smelly, but these incredibly efficient scavengers help humanity by eating dead animals.
Watch this video about a program intended to both connect prisoners to nature and to help restore the environment.
Most people tend to categorize the risk-taking behaviors of teenagers as a bad thing, but new research from Harvard University shows that brain development at that age can be beneficial for learning.
Former astronaut and NASA administrator Charles Bolden talks about the future of space exploration.
Because humans have a relatively low metabolism, they might survive longer than other species. This article explains more about the theory.
Not all medicines start out in labs; many life-saving medicines come from plants or animals, and more are being discovered all the time.
How does a flock of geese or a desert ant find its way without getting lost? Learn about the many strategies and adaptations animals use to help them navigate.
What happens to the stuff you no longer need? In this interview, author Edward Humes describes the huge amount of trash created in the United States and explains where it goes when we throw it away.
Artist Stephen Wiltshire is know around the world for his detailed panoramas of cities drawn from memory. Read this article to find out how his autism may help him focus his brain to produce such extraordinarily detailed works. Then click on the link to view a slideshow of his drawings.
Follow the Mars Curiosity Rover mission in real-time by checking the updates and images on this site.