July 4th and New Years Eve are the most dangerous times for a hail of falling bullets from ‘celebratory gunfire.’ “What goes up, must come down,” is an old saying […]
Discover the history of homemade sugar skulls, home altars, and fantastical spirit animals.
Doctors may be missing fatal illnesses because medical textbooks are biased toward white skin.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau was a Swiss Enlightenment philosopher who praised a simple life and inspired the worst of the French Revolution.
Our ancestral cousins far more intelligent than we credit them for, and they did things most of us cannot.
The way to understand the earliest moments of creation is to recreate those conditions and study them. Why would we stop now?
Even though no human has stepped foot on the Moon's surface in 50 years, the evidence of our presence there remains unambiguous.
The study found that people who spoke the same language tended to be more closely related despite living far apart.
The few seconds of nuclear explosion opening shots in Godzilla alone required more than 6.5 times the entire budget of the monster movie they ended up in.
Vladimir Putin adores Fyodor Dostoevsky. A close reading of the legendary author’s texts reveals the feeling might have been mutual.
Researchers have recently discovered two of the genes that govern this weird-looking salamander's ability to regenerate limbs, eyes, and even its brain.
By delving into the mysteries of the Universe, colliders have entered the Zeitgeist and tapped the wonders and fears of our age.
The blood, sweat, and tears might not be so intrinsic to the process after all.
And you thought red-light cameras were bad...
Somehow, the Universe began with just the right mix of cosmic ingredients to make life possible. It sure doesn’t seem likely. When you take stock of what’s in the Universe on […]
Great ideas in philosophy often come in dense packages. Then there is where the work of Marcus Aurelius.
This September, Apple revealed its newest iPhone lineup. The largest option of the iPhone XS Max tops out at $1,499 — nearly two and a half times the price of […]
A new poll highlights the dramatic influence of partisan thinking in the U.S. with regards to key principles of international law.
A case for looking beyond the planetary scientist’s (or even the astronomer’s) definition. Ever since 2006, when the International Astronomical Union (IAU) officially defined the term planet — introducing the term ‘dwarf […]