Many of the furniture giant’s products are named after Swedish locations. Not everyone is happy about that.
According to Tolkien, fantasy requires a deep imagination known as "sub-creation." And the genre reflects a fundamental truth of being human.
Without Benjamin List and David MacMillan, chemists would still be using metals and enzymes to catalyze chemical reactions.
Everyone loves a good origins story.
Maps can do more than show us places. They also can help determined people find others long lost, whether birth mothers or fugitive killers.
This representation of the Bamum kingdom is a rare example of early 20th-century indigenous African cartography.
Far from acting as the conduits of a benevolent deity, these religious leaders threw the teachings of their own church out of the window.
The peasant turned czarist advisor has come to be known and feared as the devil incarnate, but was he really as demonic as we have been led to believe?
In 200 years, the mortality rate for children under the age of five (per 1,000 live births) has dropped from 40% to 3.7%.
In the philosophy of Star Wars, the Sith are evil because they surrender to passion. But is a life of total rationality a “good” life?
A spectacular sight was captured photographically by amateur photographer Rachel Perry, who saw this unusual optical phenomenon just about an hour after sunrise from Virginia Beach, VA. (RACHEL V. PERRY) They […]
For the Iroquois, it was a type of military training and a way to honor the gods.
Showcased in both visible (L) and infrared (R) light, the Pillars of Creation, made famous by Hubble, offer dramatically different views of the same object. Viewing the same things in […]
The wise, the old, and the experienced matter to a full and happy life.
Using data collected from ancient civilizations across the world, researchers identified the most significant factors in human development. War came out on top.
A 19th-century surveying mistake kept lumberjacks away from what is now Minnesota's largest patch of old-growth trees.
Understanding the factors behind recent growth could help us better approach inequality.
Many atheists think of themselves as intellectually gifted individuals, guiding humanity on the path of reason. Scientific data shows otherwise.
Since at least 600 BC, people have been mesmerized by the concept of the infinite.
Deaths of despair are skyrocketing in the U.S., while at the same time, they are falling in other wealthy countries. What are we doing wrong?
The Eagle Nebula, complete with the Pillars of Creation, tells a mini-version of the story of how all the Universe’s stars formed. The Eagle Nebula, found 7,000 light-years away, demonstrates how […]
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A study of 1.6 million people ties high incomes with more positive emotions and fewer negative ones, but only towards the self.
Anastasia lives alone in perfect harmony with nature – or so the story goes – and nature serves her devotedly.
The future of cities on the Moon, Mars and orbital habitats.