This constant roar of the river of chat within us that rises to the surface and comes out as 'small talk' seems to be one of the most striking traits that define us as humans
A start-up based in Tokyo says it developed the micro-satellite for a celestial show over Hiroshima early next year which it calls a 'shooting stars on demand'
The sixth planet from the Sun formed about 4.5 billion years ago, along with the rest of the planets in our solar system, and spent the bulk of its existence without the characteristic rings it is known for today
This meal plan could rein in climate change: porridge for breakfast, rice for lunch, a dinner of lentils and vegetables, and a single hamburger every few weeks, as a treat
The Chinese space agency says that a cotton seed germinated inside a special canister aboard the Chang'e-4 probe
The key is a dramatic shift in the global diet – roughly half as much sugar and red meat, and twice as many vegetables, fruits and nuts
The director of the National Museum, Alexander Kellner, says that the exhibition is 'major proof that the museum is alive and operating with available tools'
It is known that zebras get bitten far less than animals with a single fur color, so a team of researchers decided to see if the light stripes painted on humans would have a similar deterrent effect
‘They have to pay a penalty for dirtying the environment,’ Cimatu said
The pace of melting is expected to lead to disastrous sea level rise in the years to come
The mission's first panoramic image of its landing site shows the grey moonscape it is exploring and the track marks left by the rover in the lunar soil
The findings in the US journal Science debunk previous reports that suggested a so-called pause in global warming in recent years
What corner of the universe these powerful waves come from and the forces that produced them remain unknown
The fossil – which hasn't yet been given a definitive age – includes almost 70% of the animal, including its spine, extremities and teeth
There is a deadline before our planet's dying trend becomes irreversible. The reversal has to begin today. What will you do?
China launches more rockets into space than any other country, with 39 last year compared to 31 by the US, 20 by Russia, and 8 by Europe
Dmitry Rogozin, chief of Russia's space agency and a nationalist politician known for his anti-Western rhetoric, is set to visit the US in February but NASA postpones his visit indefinitely
Because of the secrecy that surrounds many aspects of the Chinese space program, its exact capabilities are unknown. However, the program is likely on par with its counterparts.
Shrink those distorting brain bubbles and build realistic connections to enrich life’s simple pleasures
'Although this was one small step for the rover, I think it is one big step for the Chinese people,' says the chief designer of China's lunar project
The wider goal isn't to produce more tobacco but to apply the technique to wheat or soy beans, in order to meet mankind's growing appetite
A new research conducted for the World Economic Forum shows that efforts to replace meat and especially beef could provide huge benefits for human health and the environment
The probe lands at 10:26 am Beijing time and relays a photo of the 'dark side' of the moon to the Queqiao satellite, which will relay communications between controllers on Earth and the far side of the moon
The first detailed images allow scientists to confidently determine the body was formed when two spheres, or 'lobes,' slowly gravitated towards each other until they stuck together – a major scientific discovery
How different people focus their attention on an event will affect what they remember
(UPDATED) 'We have a healthy spacecraft,' says the missions operations manager for the unmanned spacecraft
Without really trying, you can see years into the past. And with the aid of a telescope you can see millions or even billions of years into the past with your very own eyes.
Hurtling through space at a speed of 51,500 kilometers per hour, the spacecraft aims to make its closest approach within 3,500 kilometers of the surface of Ultima Thule
Traffic pollution is associated with dementia, delinquent behavior in adolescents, and stunted brain development in children who attend highly polluted schools
Incoming Iran President Hassan Rouhani says he is still committed to prioritize the revival of Lake Urmia
The most beautifully constructed goals will be ineffective if they aren’t personally relevant. Here are 5 steps to setting personalized New Year’s resolutions.
Research shows forgiveness helps us feel better and may help us live longer. But forgiving others is only beneficial if the advantages exceed the potential costs.
The historic flyby to Ultima Thule, the most distant world ever studied, is set to 'take us back 4 and a half billion years to the birth of the solar system'
The 3-member crew is set to be India's first manned mission to space
Conservationists continue to find another habitat for the critically endangered Javan rhinos which are now believed to have less than 70 living species
In major cities, the thermometer pushes towards 40 degree Celsius with the heat set to linger into the new year
As we wrap up 2018, the Mind Movers of the Mind Museum write about some of this year's most important science stories
Japan forges ahead with full-fledged commercial hunts off its coast, but stops its annual expeditions to the Antarctic
Can we travel much further into the future? Absolutely. The really interesting question is whether we can travel back into the past.
(UPDATED) The flyby takes place about a billion miles beyond Pluto, the most faraway world visited by a spacecraft so far
The one thing that smartphones have taken away from us is the Stop Sign. This holiday season is the perfect time to press pause on social media and pay attention to our real lives.
The Commission on Human Rights' probe scrutinizes giant companies like Shell and ExxonMobil and their impact on climate change
'The Philippines has actively championed the cause of vulnerable nations in the international arena, but now it needs to proactively lead its citizens toward a social transformation'
Britons are up in arms over new biodegradable teabags that leave a bitter taste in the mouth as they split open, spilling their contents into teacups
People look up the common word for the meaning behind the abstract concept
Here are 5 conversational themes that could mend or fill in some gaps in your family and friend connections
(UPDATED) But environmental groups say the rulebook lacked the bold ambition needed to protect states already dealing with the severe effects of climate change
'It belongs to a high official priest... (and) is more than 4,400 years old,' says Egypt's antiquities minister