To the ancient Greeks, exotic animals were proof of mythological creatures. To the ancient Romans, they were oddities and adversaries.
The universe is filled with unlikely events, but is also full of ways to fool ourselves.
From Brahms to Tchaikovsky, here's a curated list of composers whose music has shaped the classical canon.
Popular diets view health as a calorie-crunching equation while excluding a critical variable: mental wellness.
The key? A computational flattening algorithm.
Within the next billion years, the Magellanic Clouds might merge with our galaxy. But the new stars are already here. Within the Milky Way, there are only a few instances of […]
One of the world's deadliest diseases, malaria takes the life of a child every two minutes.
Hearing-related problems are on the rise.
Researchers at the Max Planck Institute have pinpointed a neurological trend in those genetically predisposed with depression.
When scientists claim that an unexplained phenomenon might be due to aliens, they’re giving up on science. Whenever science discovers a new, unexpected phenomenon, it represents a tremendous opportunity to learn […]
If the Breakthrough Starshot initiative, promoted by Stephen Hawking, works exactly as planned, it could lead to disaster. Imagine yourself on a world not so different from Earth, orbiting a […]
Research shows that people with heart problems and diabetes are being misdiagnosed. Solving that is going to take an overhaul of our medical system.
Three massive mergers threaten to put control of the world’s food in dangerously few hands.
Have you heard that life is unlikely around low-mass, red dwarf stars? It might be time to rethink that flawed conclusion. “Laws of nature mixed with evolutionary/historical contingencies allow for […]
The rise of ransomware is forcing us to reevaluate our approach to negotiating with criminals.
Why did Jackie Robinson have to break baseball’s color line in 1947 after another man broke it almost 70 years before?
What will become of the unemployed humans?
How one of the faintest galaxies in the entire Messier catalogue holds some of the greatest sights for dedicated skywatchers. “There are so many more important things to worry about […]
Athleticism is commonly believed to rely on two factors: genetics and practice. Which is most important?
Update 13/05/13 12PM: The Guardian have now corrected the article to place David Eagleman’s quote in appropriate context. 1.55PM: The paragraph has now been cut completely with the following note “A paragraph that […]