Nietzsche both wished he was as stupid as a cow so he wouldn’t have to contemplate existence, and pitied cows for being so stupid that they couldn’t contemplate existence.
Temporal lobe epilepsy seems to rewire a part of the brain that's key to storing memories.
Maps can do more than show us places. They also can help determined people find others long lost, whether birth mothers or fugitive killers.
What was this mammoth tusk doing on the ocean floor 150 miles from land?
A tourist generally has an eye for the things that have become almost invisible to the resident.
From the Notre Dame to Buddhist statues, dozens of irreplaceable artifacts are destroyed every year by both man and nature.
A computer that could decidedly pass Alan Turing's test would represent a major step toward artificial general intelligence.
The organisms were anchored to a boulder 900 meters beneath the ice, living a cold, dark existence miles away from the open ocean.
Local researchers identify a striking rainbow-colored fairy wrasse found off the coast of the Maldives as a fish species all its own.
We know sleep is more important than aimlessly scrolling on social media or checking our email for the 50th time. So, why do we do it?
Is it true that half of disaster relief is motivated politically rather than by need?
A new study shows that at least one long-ago journey would have required deliberate navigation.
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To date, only one research vessel has ever encountered a milky sea.
A gigantic bacterium evolved differently than fundamental models of biology would have predicted. Simply put, these bacteria shouldn't exist.
The Swedish Academy honored the writer for his uncompromising inquiry into the lasting consequences of Africa’s colonization.
The gospels imply that Jesus became famous as much for his exorcisms as his ministry.
Immune booster or pure torture?
In ancient Greece, the Olympics were never solely about the athletes themselves.
A school lesson leads to more precise measurements of the extinct megalodon shark, one of the largest fish ever.
Creativity and achievement require balancing hard work with the restful power of calm.
While one may be helpful, the other may be harmful.