Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes is often labeled a quintessential Spanish artist, but his allegiance may well have lied with the French Enlightenment instead.
Many first-hand accounts from the golden age of piracy were grossly embellished, meaning it's extremely difficult to separate Blackbeard the legend from Edward Thatch the person.
Far from being inappropriate, many of the most controversial acceptance speeches highlighted important issues in the film industry.
A study in the hospitality industry shows the importance of design, including during a pandemic.
The sacrifices of early astronauts paved the way for Apollo’s successes, and so much more. In all of history, only 24 humans have ever escaped Earth’s gravity. The very first launch […]
More than 300 years ago, a Spanish ship laden with unspeakable treasure sank after a battle. Because of greed, the treasure remains on the sea floor.
The Crab Nebula goes back to 1054, opening a window into our cosmic past. On July 4, 1054, Chinese astronomers recorded a “guest star” in the Taurus constellation. A ‘guest star’ […]
When we fail to help in a bad situation, we are morally responsible. So, why don't we pick up others' litter?
When it comes to vetting people for friendship, body odor seems to be a decisive factor.
Every observation out into deep space is also a look back in time. Whenever you observe an object, you aren’t viewing it in its present state. When one of Jupiter’s moons […]
From "shell shock" to "combat fatigue," the wars of the past century have violently illuminated the power trauma can wield over the mind and body.
Bernini created art for 8 different popes. In the process, he helped reinforce and redefine Christianity’s visual culture.
Society-changing ideas form through a three-stage process, argues author Michael Bhaskar.
Historians know how military technologies evolved, but the reasons why remain poorly understood.
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.
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 […]
New research suggests anti-vaxxers overestimate all problems associated with mortality.
Music is often labelled a “universal language,” and according to the philosopher Arthur Schopenhauer, there is a good reason for that.
Charity and volunteering not only benefit the recipient but help you become happier and healthier in the new year.
Take a look at the Times Square Totem, the Trafalgar Square Pyramid, and other landmarks that were never built.