Pseudoscience is science’s shadow.
When you view your right hand in a mirror, it appears as a left hand. Writing is reversed, as is the direction of any spinning object: clockwise becomes counterclockwise and […]
From succubi to aliens, stories of abductions or other unsettling encounters have been with us for millennia. What explains them?
We're overthinking being nice.
Using data collected from ancient civilizations across the world, researchers identified the most significant factors in human development. War came out on top.
Filaments, hundreds of millions of light-years long, were just caught spinning. In our own cosmic backyard, everything we see spins, rotates, and revolves in some fashion or other. Our planet […]
By toppling medieval Europe’s mightiest political power, the Protestant Reformation ushered in a new age of freedom, religious and otherwise.
Outrage is a useful emotion that helped our ancient ancestors survive. Today, it leaves us feeling angry, tired, powerless, and miserable.
“I thought, why not direct these high-power beams, instead of into fusion plasma, down into rock and vaporize the hole?”
You might be inclined to modify gravity instead, but those ideas have grossly unequal evidence supporting them. What is it, exactly, that you’re supposed to do when the predictions of […]
Elon Musk's successful bid to take over Twitter has fragmented the internet along predictably partisan lines. But only time will tell whether this is a good or bad thing.
After the German election, will the nation continue to "muddle through" successfully enough to lead Europe?
It’s one of Einstein’s most bizarre predictions. And it’s true. There’s no such thing as absolute time. No matter where you are, how fast you’re moving, or how strong the gravitational […]
It had long seemed impossible that supermassive black holes could grow to such enormous sizes. But the biggest problem is now solved.
Do our thoughts have any meaning whatsoever?
Of the world's 300 honey varieties, none is stranger and more dangerous than mad honey.
Much like computing technology, the Great Red Spot has been getting smaller and faster over the last few years.
A 50-year study reveals changing values children learned from pop culture.
Move over, IC 1101. You may be impressively large, but you never stood a chance against the largest known galaxy: Alcyoneus.
More than 200 years ago, scientists tried to figure out how bats navigate in the dark (or without eyes). This set in motion a series of events that led to the development of ultrasound as a form of psychotherapy.
Most of us will never run a 4 minute mile. But on a bicycle, almost anyone can do it. As human beings, we often take for granted how our bodies work. […]
It's not about leaves in tall trees.