It's an age-old problem that has baffled scientists for decades: the challenge of breaking a dry spaghetti noodle in just two pieces. In a new study, MIT students finally figure out how.
Ancient humans died out due to their lazy natures. A new study describes how the Homo erectus exerted the least amount of effort necessary to get by — and this led to their inevitable demise.
Shopping bags and other plastics do more than just pollute lands and damage marine life, a new study revealed. When exposed to sun, common plastics release greenhouse gases that add to global warming effect.
A forgotten Eighth Wonder of the World? Scientists confirmed the fate of New Zealand's Pink and White Terraces that used to be a breathtaking natural landmark until its disappearance in the 1800s.
Hundreds of years ago, inventor and painter Leonardo da Vinci documented his musings on the strange behavior of tap water. Now, scientists finally explain the nature of the hydraulic jump.
The planet is getting pushed to its tipping point on the way to a 'Hothouse Earth' state. In these conditions, temperatures and sea levels could reach unbearable heights.
For the second year in a row, Death Valley in California set the record for the hottest month ever. Scientists warn that the national park's scorching temperatures may soon make it too warm for human habitation.
Scientists found gigantic cracks on the mantle under the Tibetan Plateau. The unprecedented glimpse of the sub-surface region explains the strange regions that earthquakes have been hitting in Tibet.
In an incredible study, physicists reveal that the Great Pyramid of Giza can concentrate electromagnetic energy in its hidden chambers. The findings could yield many practical implications in nanophysics and solar energy.
USA Today reports that the entertainment giant will be banning single-use plastic straws from all theme parks that it owns. This includes resorts, properties, and any place Disney has a hold on.
Whether it is caused by wildfire or prescribed fire, smoke can have serious health ramifications, including aggravating respiratory and cardiovascular conditions. In a previous study, Sachdeva looked at 700 tweets related to the King Fire in California and found that they were a reliable predictor of air quality related to that fire
Research published today in Nature describes upheaval among fish and invertebrate communities after a marine heatwave hit Australia's Great Barrier Reef and Coral Sea in early 2016.
A warmer future may lead to a common Midwestern songbird becoming considerably less common, according to a team of researchers whose study of the population-level impacts of climate change on Acadian flycatchers was published today in the journal Nature Climate Change.
Diamonds are some of the most valuable rocks on Earth, precisely because of its rarity. New research finds it's not so rare after all, with a shockingly endless stash below Earth's surface.