The ancient Maya enjoyed filling their teeth with gemstones. A new study reveals how the procedure was done and how it didn't kill them.
Can we stop mass shootings? The first step is collecting data, and these authors have done just that.
Multiple lines of evidence — physical, chemical, and biological — must converge for scientists to conclude that alien life has been found.
From succubi to aliens, stories of abductions or other unsettling encounters have been with us for millennia. What explains them?
The most unpleasant aspect of intellectual liberalism is that when speech causes emotional or mental pain, the offended parties are morally entitled to nothing.
In the age of distraction, don't we all want to read faster and more efficiently?
All of these conflicts have a long history. They may also have a long future.
How can the law keep up with new genetic technology?
In the wake of the pandemic, the crystal industry boomed, with customers hoping the stones might relieve a little anxiety.
Six denominations share the Holy Sepulcher, but not all between them is peace and love.
Without the now-obscure land investment affair, Georgia might have been a "super state."
A study finds that baby mammals dream about the world they are about to experience to prepare their senses.
Diversity training is easy to get wrong. Here's how to build an effective program.
One hundred years ago, a Ukrainian flag flew over Vladivostok and other parts of the “Russian” Far East.
Despite the enormous flood of recent reports, there’s no good evidence for a lab leak. At the very end of 2019, a new disease began to emerge in humans: COVID-19. Originally […]
Socrates lived during a time when people did not strive to separate fact from fiction. So how much of what we know about Socrates is true?
There's a limit to how large planets can be, and it's only about double the radius of Jupiter. At least, so far.
The credibility problem facing the biomedical and public health establishment is, at least in part, a product of its own making.
A dispute marked by flags and booze has been replaced with an official land border.
AI-generated photos, also known as synthetic media, are being used to create fake experts and journalists to spread disinformation.
We are generally taught that there is an arc of history — an inevitable path of progress that leads to modern society. Maybe it isn't true.
Proponents of transhumanism make big promises, such as a future in which we upload our minds into a supercomputer. But there is a fatal flaw in this argument: reductionism.