Assume we can make new thylacines, mammoths, diprotodons, or sabre-tooth cats. Great. Now where do we put them?
Successful forgers are remembered as great conmen, not artists. This is strange, considering their forgeries fooled even the most seasoned critics.
Two types of nanotechnology, metalenses and metamaterials, could soon make Harry Potter's invisibility cloak a reality.
The decades-long conflict is best understood not through secondhand accounts of historians, but the primary accounts of people who actually experienced it.
Quantum theory has weird implications. Trying to explain them just makes things weirder.
Nikolaas Tinbergen's concept of "supernormal stimulus" explains why humans are attracted to a heightened version of reality.
From a desert oasis to the Rocky Mountains, being filled with awe makes me a better scientist.
The first set of James Webb's images blew us all away. In just 2 mere months, it's seen highlights that no one could have predicted.
The Russian mindset is characterized by cynicism and distrust.
From questionable shipwrecks to outright attacks, the Sentinelese clearly don't want to be bothered.
Game theory is a unique combination of math and psychology. Its applications turn up everywhere, from nuclear war to Tinder to game shows.
Experimental archaeology is the practice of recreating past events using knowledge and tools available at the time. Sometimes, it involves elephants.
A common weed uses uncommon types of photosynthesis.
How we handle grief largely depends on our worldview. Here is how three famous philosophers handled the certainty of grief and despair.
Lake Baikal holds nearly one-fourth of Earth's fresh surface water and is the most scientifically interesting lake on our planet.
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.
If the metaverse is money, then companies will certainly want to play, too.
In her 2020 book, "The Alchemy of Us," Ainissa Ramirez explores how important material inventions shaped the course of human experience.
Spaceguard shows that we can manage risks to the extinction of humanity — if only we put our mind to it.
Spoiler alert: Everyone dies.
Take a look at the Times Square Totem, the Trafalgar Square Pyramid, and other landmarks that were never built.