An interactive “globe of notability” shows the curious correspondences and the strange landscape of global fame.
Musical preferences are correlated with personality traits. This connection exists across cultures and continents.
Reality is far stranger than fiction.
Local researchers identify a striking rainbow-colored fairy wrasse found off the coast of the Maldives as a fish species all its own.
Europa may be difficult to access. But if a recent study is correct, its subsurface ocean would be more accessible than previously thought.
Such massive, early supermassive black holes have puzzled astronomers for decades. At last, we've finally figured out how they form.
Only nine weeks later, the Wright Brothers achieved manned flight. The pathologically cynical always will find a reason to complain.
Are psychopaths cold-blooded murderers? Not usually.
There are billions of potentially inhabited planets in the Milky Way alone. Here's how NASA will at last discover and measure them.
Catholic sisters outnumber priests and religious on every continent.
Many of the furniture giant’s products are named after Swedish locations. Not everyone is happy about that.
How long should one wait until an idea like string theory, seductive as it may be, is deemed unrealistic?
When you mix science with speculation, you get speculation. But the underlying science is still real. Whenever you hear the phrase, “it’s just a theory,” it should trigger alarm bells in […]
Technology has advanced at a blinding pace in the past 150 years. That won’t always happen.
Einstein’s theory of general relativity passes another test, with implications for dark matter and dark energy
The theory is accurate within at least one part in a quadrillion.
Is working from home the ultimate liberation or the first step toward an even unhappier "new normal"?
Seattle slowly raised its minimum wage to $15 per hour. The results provide fuel for both sides of the minimum wage debate.
Jean Paul Sartre summed up the existentialist idea of "bad faith" through a waiter who acted a bit too much like a waiter.
An interview with CRISPR co-discoverer and Nobel Prize-winner Dr. Jennifer Doudna.
The Universe has asymmetries, but that's a good thing. Imperfections are essential for the existence of stars and even life itself.