First drawn in 1935, Hu Line illustrates persistent demographic split – how Beijing deals with it will determine the country's future.
Ignoring a scientific truth doesn’t change it, even when the consequences are deadly. “If all your friends jumped off a bridge, would you do it, too?” Many of us, as children, […]
Once science operations begin for James Webb, we'll never look at the Universe the same way again. Here's what everyone should know.
We cannot give in to fear, but we cannot be reckless when the lives and health of so many are at stake. There is a novel infectious disease that is currently […]
After a wait of 397 years in orbit, we’re finally getting a truly ‘Great’ Conjunction. Recently, December 21, 2020, Jupiter and Saturn finally met. Looking towards the southwest skies from […]
Legendary cartoonist John Groth's pictorial map captures LA's film factories in their Golden Age.
The independent news collective is teaching a new generation of journalists and citizens to spot the stories in plain sight.
Already 14 billion miles from the Sun, Voyager 1 is speeding away at 38,000 mph.
Two mounds of rice and a tiny flag in a sea of curry is enough to re-heat an old territorial conflict.
The peasant turned czarist advisor has come to be known and feared as the devil incarnate, but was he really as demonic as we have been led to believe?
With sea levels rising, the Dutch are pondering floating cities — while also exporting their engineering know-how to turn a tidy profit.
Metal really does sometimes stick to some people’s skin. Here’s the science of why. Every once in a while, a claim comes along that wildly challenges the mainstream scientific narrative. These […]
The first COVID-19 vaccines are here. So are the anti-vaxxers. Over the past year, most of us have learned more about coronaviruses than we ever thought we’d need to know. […]
Known as the ‘North Star,’ Polaris won’t stay that way forever. Planet Earth spins a full 360°, about its axis, every 24 hours. The Earth in orbit around the Sun, with […]
The "overview effect," experienced by astronauts when they view the Earth from outer space, irrevocably changes your perspective as a human.
Even with leap years and long-term planning, our calendar won't be good forever. Here's why, and how to fix it.
A new look at existing data by LSU researchers refutes the Trump administration's claims.
The opening lines of Smartmatic's $2.7 billion lawsuit against Fox News lay bare the culture of denial in the US.
New research sheds light on the indoctrination process of radical extremist groups.
UAE is the world's most expensive country to start a business, but it's free in Rwanda.