Trump is #45 but Pence is #48 – and other strange consequences of the curious office of vice president.
From literature to physics, the annual Nobel Prizes aim to highlight the most groundbreaking achievements in every field.
The remote volcano Raikoke just erupted after nearly 100 years of silence. Here’s why it matters. On June 22, 2019, a volcano that had been dormant and inactive for nearly a […]
More farm space equals more carbon.
Maps show the oldest company in (nearly) every country – and a few interesting corporate trends.
A new book on the music distribution service claims it is.
The IAU has just approved a dozen new names for features on Pluto’s moon Charon. They draw from an array of famous authors, characters, mythical objects and one U.S. filmmaker.
Three years after the Charleston massacre, the 'Lost Cause' is still honoured throughout the South – and beyond
Tracking project establishes northern Argentina is wintering ground of Swainson's hawks
Steam-driven explosions at the summit of the Kilauea volcano in Hawaii could pose new threats to residents on the island.
The best books, calendar, accessories and more are all just one click away. Every year, there are no shortage of wonderful, exciting, informative gifts you could get for those who matter […]
The suburbs are the spiritual home of overconsumption. But they also hold the key to a better future
Economic "degrowth" may be difficult to achieve, but a "prosperous descent" is possible.
The Chinese government just banned the online sale of Bibles, yet another attempt at President Xi's suppression of Christianity.
Saudade: the untranslatable Portuguese word that names the presence of absence and takes melancholy delight in what's gone.
This eccentric Spanish spy received medals of honor from both the Nazis and the Allies. How did he do it, and why?
Geologically, it might be the most intense Hawaiʻian eruption in over 200 years. But not a single person has died, thanks to science. Hawaii, a chain of islands in the Pacific […]
Google’s homepage doodle for today, June 22, honors the memory of renowned science fiction author Octavia E. Butler. It would have been her 71st birthday.
Among the hundreds and thousands of codes that have been broken by cryptographers, the government, and even self-taught amateurs tinkering around at home, there remain a small few of codes and devices which have yet to be cracked by anyone.
All the planets, asteroids, and Kuiper belt objects out there all point to the same conclusion: it’s giant impacts or no moons at all. Out of all the rocky planets […]
When you look at the history of it, a strange pattern emerges.
We think of ourselves as rational beings, but our cognitive biases often mean our decisions are based on instincts and emotions. Here are five times cognitive biases pushed Americans to advance foreign policies that stood against the country’s best interests.
The US is arguably the most scientifically and technologically advanced society in the world, and yet at the same time the most religious of Western societies.