"Politics is weird. It’s the only business in the world in which you take a really, really important position, and you give it to someone with no qualifications." —Tony Blair
Horses pranced around the western hemisphere until they went extinct in the late Holocene. They were reintroduced by European colonists — though where, when, and how has remained unclear.
Scientists have discovered enzymes from several plastic-eating bacteria. So, why are our oceans still full of plastic pollution?
The Assam stone jars were described as early as 1929. Almost a century later, archaeologists still puzzle over their placement and purpose.
The story of dog domestication is one of converting the wild wolf into man's nicer, smarter, best friend. It might be all wrong.
Back to the drawing board.
Dark personality traits include psychopathy, Machiavellianism, and narcissism. Is there room for empathy?
There’s an enormous evolutionary advantage for flamingos to stand on one leg, but genetics doesn't help. Only physics explains why.
The raw ingredients just weren’t there. Thankfully, their predecessors were. Here on Earth, our planet practically overflows with life. After more than 4 billion years, life has spread to practically […]
Rock art in northern Australia depicts marsupial lions, giant kangaroos, and other megafauna that populated the Land Down Under long ago.
Researchers have discovered 830-million-year-old microbes living inside a salt rock on Earth. Could the same occur on Mars?
The prize went to three researchers who revolutionized the social sciences by taking advantage of natural experiments.
Is working from home the ultimate liberation or the first step toward an even unhappier "new normal"?
What speech is harmful, how do we know, and what do we do if we find out?
Though difficult to watch, films like "Shoah" and "Life of Crime" cover topics that should not be ignored.
Although the statue’s political connotations faded over time, its eyes remain fixed on a key moment in Florentine history.
It's not the caffeine; it's the people.
Even if we traveled at the speed of light, we'd never catch up to these galaxies.
There is much more to the Kama Sutra than just sex. It's a guide to anyone wanting more pleasure in life, however they take it.
Hit shows are like societal mirrors, capable of reflecting the cultural zeitgeist whose likeness they try to record.
An artist’s impression of what the fully-deployed James Webb Space telescope will look like from the perspective of an observer on the ‘dark’ (non-Sun-facing) side of the observatory. (NORTHRUP GRUMMAN) […]
Elastic thinking can reveal the assumptions that hamstring our ability to solve seemingly intractable problems.
There's a big difference between the notions of 'false vacuum' and 'true vacuum' states. Here's why we don't want to live in the former.