New studies debunk the second most-watched TED talk ever—the one about how “power poses” can improve your life.
FEMA maps used to assess flood risk created may have failed to accurately reflect the risk to Houston, Texas suburbs in the event of major storms.
It’s troubling to think that at any moment you might open an email that looks like it comes from your employer, a relative or your bank, only to fall for a phishing scam. Any one of the endless stream of innocent-looking emails you receive throughout the day could be trying to con you into handing over your login credentials and give criminals control of your confidential data or your identity.
I was cutting my grass when the battery in my iPod died. Instead of enjoying the distraction of music, my brain switched to its usual nerd mode of thinking about molecules. Within a few passes of cut grass, I was pondering the biggest “Why not?” of my scientific career: Could we discover new drugs and useful agricultural compounds by challenging organisms with clusters of random chemistry?
Scientists have converted human skin cells from adults directly into motor neurons without going through a stem cell state.