Scientists at UCLA and Penn argue that malfunctioning fat, not necessarily too much of it, is what makes people metabolically unhealthy.
Fossilized footprints found at an excavation site in southwest New Mexico prove humans colonized the continent much earlier than previously thought.
A new study looks at how images of coffee's origins affect the perception of its premiumness and quality.
In the early 1900s, some Americans feared that teddy bears would not instill maternal instincts in girls, thereby causing "race suicide."
Inequality in wealth, gender, and race grew to unprecedented levels across the world, according to OxFam report.
The gaze of another person can make us conceive of our body as an object.
Paintings played an important role in these ancient civilizations. Unfortunately, pigment is not nearly as durable as marble.
The same (former) NASA engineer who previously claimed to violate Newton's laws is now claiming to have made a warp bubble. He didn't.
If you think you know how an astronomical nova works, buckle up. You're in for a ride like you never expected.
We just found a system that we can’t explain. Here’s what’s going on. One of the most fascinating facts about the Universe is that there’s so much of it out there. […]
Moral panics about the content of children's cartoons and other forms of entertainment have a long history.
Although saying the wrong thing could often get you killed in ancient civilizations, history shows that the ideal of free speech has deep roots.
The weirdest thing about the 21 feet found near Vancouver since 2007? Foul play has been ruled out.
Disgusting behavior is often crucial to survival.
The new record-holder opens up a literal Universe full of possibilities. Someday, even our own Sun will eventually run out of hydrogen fuel in its core, bringing a tremendous set […]
From hellishly hot planets to water worlds, some distant planets are like nothing in our Solar System.
Despite being the closest planet to the Sun, Mercury "only" reaches 800 °F at its hottest. Venus is always hotter, even at night.
Bears, chimps, or humans? A track of five poorly preserved footsteps at Laetoli has puzzled paleontologists for decades. Now, a research paper from Nature claims to have solved the mystery.
People who visit Florence seem strangely susceptible to Stendhal syndrome, which is blamed on an overwhelming sense of awe.
50% of stars are in Sun-like ‘singlet’ systems. The planetary nebulae we see just don’t line up. Around 7 billion years from now, our Sun’s life will end. As the Sun […]
Reality is far stranger than fiction.
A school lesson leads to more precise measurements of the extinct megalodon shark, one of the largest fish ever.
Independent of cultural background, people seem to share a sense of what makes certain color combinations aesthetically pleasing.
Pando, which is Latin for "I spread," is a single organism spanning some 106 acres.