Journey to the West is rightly considered one of the most influential novels ever written, but the real reason for its success may be its charismatic poster-boy: The Monkey King.
Northwell Health is using insights from website traffic to forecast COVID-19 hospitalizations two weeks in the future.
A computer that could decidedly pass Alan Turing's test would represent a major step toward artificial general intelligence.
Awe is a powerful force, a fact that is both exciting and terrifying.
Satire and an inflated sense of self-importance collide in a series of maps that goes back more than 100 years in American history.
The Industrial Revolution changed music forever, thanks to a combination of technological advances and clever entrepreneurs.
An interactive “globe of notability” shows the curious correspondences and the strange landscape of global fame.
Distinguishing fact from fiction can be tough, especially when it comes to people as controversial as Stalin.
Developing an awareness of and an appreciation for science is what we all truly need, not what we've been doing.
Robinson v. California helped to established a rehabilitative ideal: addiction should be dealt with as a therapeutic matter.
The decades-long conflict is best understood not through secondhand accounts of historians, but the primary accounts of people who actually experienced it.
In Talking to Strangers, Malcolm Gladwell discusses the concept of coupling.
Legendary cartoonist John Groth's pictorial map captures LA's film factories in their Golden Age.
How does the COVID-19 pandemic affect relationships? One study aims to find out. If you have 20 minutes, take the survey!
Memes communicate complex ideas quickly and efficiently, but that’s precisely what makes them so dangerous.
The U.S., China, and Russia are in a "vaccine race" that treats a global challenge like a winner-take-all game.
You're always in control of your breath.
In 2006, Pluto was demoted in a very controversial decision. Unless you ignore nearly all of planetary science, it'll never be one again.
In the village of Kongthong, villagers don't call each other by their name; instead, they call out using unique, bespoke tunes that resemble birdsong.
Without these two elements, we’re doomed to fail. In this day and age, it’s virtually impossible to have sufficient expertise to figure out what the complete, comprehensive, scientifically validated truth surrounding […]
Most cities reeked of death, defecation, and industrial waste. Still, focusing only on stench means turning a blind eye (or nose) to the many other smells that helped shape human history.
The same (former) NASA engineer who previously claimed to violate Newton's laws is now claiming to have made a warp bubble. He didn't.
"We made America great," one Russian operative joked as Trump's victory became clear.