One bill hopes to repeal the crime of selling sex and expand social services; the other would legalize the entire sex trade.
The Assam stone jars were described as early as 1929. Almost a century later, archaeologists still puzzle over their placement and purpose.
The brain appears to remember immune responses, and memories can trigger them to happen again. This might explain some psychosomatic illnesses.
Rare and costly paints have shaped art history in unforeseen ways. Mummy brown caused one artist to bury his paint.
Benjamin Franklin's lightning rod saved countless lives, but some religious leaders denounced his invention.
There is nothing more important to science than its ability to prove ideas wrong.
Personality is not set in stone. If you don’t like some aspect of it, you can work to change it — "fake it till you make it."
Ancient corridors below the French capital have served as its ossuary, playground, brewery, and perhaps soon, air conditioning.
The ancient Maya enjoyed filling their teeth with gemstones. A new study reveals how the procedure was done and how it didn't kill them.
Pain makes sense from an evolutionary perspective. What's puzzling is why so many of us choose to seek out painful experiences.
Nikolaas Tinbergen's concept of "supernormal stimulus" explains why humans are attracted to a heightened version of reality.
Waun Maun was an ancient Welsh stone circle that had an awful lot in common with Stonehenge.
Satire and an inflated sense of self-importance collide in a series of maps that goes back more than 100 years in American history.
What most people don't realize is that everyone's imagery is different.
Some Americans are fearful of government control and awash in conspiracy theories.
Can we stop mass shootings? The first step is collecting data, and these authors have done just that.
The new book "Lost Cities, Ancient Tombs" documents 100 archaeological discoveries that changed the world.
How do archaeologists know if someone was buried intentionally tens of thousands of years ago?
Someone breaks into a mailbox that stores letters waiting to be sent and grabs some of them in hopes they’ll contain a check that’s been filled in. That's just the start.
Volcanic activity caused the end-Triassic mass extinction 200 million years ago. The dinosaurs survived and rose to dominance.
Technology designed to listen for atomic bombs can also hear tornadoes.
Masks are great, but what happens when we try to throw out a billion masks at once?
Future evolution: from looks to brains and personality, how will humans change in the next 10,000 years?
Discussions of human evolution are usually backward looking, as if the greatest triumphs and challenges were in the distant past.
The fully functional plant will serve to demo TerraPower's nuclear tech.
A placebo-controlled study found that oxytocin seems to significantly reduce romantic jealousy among people in intimate relationships.