A floating platform the size of Rome collapsed off of Antarctica.
Bite into a miracle berry and you'll perceive intense sweetness — but only after you eat something acidic, too.
Moral panics about the content of children's cartoons and other forms of entertainment have a long history.
Nikolaas Tinbergen's concept of "supernormal stimulus" explains why humans are attracted to a heightened version of reality.
There have been some 6,000 Great Lakes shipwrecks, which have claimed an estimated 30,000 lives. These maps show some of them.
From succubi to aliens, stories of abductions or other unsettling encounters have been with us for millennia. What explains them?
In his new book, "Forward: Notes on the Future of Our Democracy," former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang explores how media narratives can warp public perception of political candidates.
It comes from a supernova seen just 33 years ago, and it doesn’t pulse. 33 years ago, a supernova occurred just 168,000 light-years from Earth. This new image of the supernova […]
Already 14 billion miles from the Sun, Voyager 1 is speeding away at 38,000 mph.
Anastasia lives alone in perfect harmony with nature – or so the story goes – and nature serves her devotedly.
FDA guidelines say men can't donate blood if they've had sex with another man in the past 12 months.
Unlike most articles that are titled with a question, the answer isn’t automatically “no.” Announced on January 6, 2020, NASA’s TESS mission has just discovered its first Earth-sized, habitable zone […]
The strike is poised to happen on Amazon's upcoming "Prime Day."
New research suggests that a healthy supply of locally-sourced beer helped maintain the unity of the widespread Wari civilization for about 500 years.
Conspiracy theories about the event dating back to the 1970s are in fact more popular than ever.
Between the noise and frustration, we're suffering more than ever.
The real Game of Thrones might be who best leverages the hit HBO show to shape political narratives.
What are the plans, and are they enough?
On the first episode of The Portal, Eric Weinstein and Peter Thiel discuss the future of education.
As the fabled star continues to dim, the world holds its breath and hopes. Here’s what’s in store when the fateful day arrives. The stars in the night sky, normally static […]
A new study from the University of Oxford reveals what foods are, and are not, healthy for the environment.
A trio of scientists from Harvard hopes to do this in 2019.
The dream of multi-messenger astronomy is to seen an event with gravitational waves, neutrinos, and light all together. The newest candidate just might get us there. When it comes to cataclysmic […]
What do puppies, world monarchies, and Abraham Lincoln have in common? Why, they're all part of our awesome series (drumroll, please) Random Fact Roundup!
Think America would never elect a socialist? Think again.