Haters and disrespect aside, fruitcake is still a robust American tradition.
Ever felt sad during the holidays but weren't sure why? Chances are you were suffering from a case of Christmas Blues.
The mediocrity principle is often used to make claims about the abundance of life across the universe, but these claims are likely unfounded.
The James Webb Space Telescope is about to begin science operations. Here's what astronomers are excited about.
A basement renovation project led to the archaeological discovery of a lifetime: the Derinkuyu Underground City, which housed 20,000 people.
There's more to miracles than turning water into wine.
Augustine's theology came to define Christianity, but there was a rival theology.
By toppling medieval Europe’s mightiest political power, the Protestant Reformation ushered in a new age of freedom, religious and otherwise.
What can 'behaviorism' teach us about ourselves?
Dancing, for Nietzsche, was another way of saying Yes! to life.
The pendulum didn’t tick right when they brought it here: the start of a fascinating story. For nearly three full centuries, the most accurate way that humanity kept track of […]
Death is the great and terrifying unknown, awaiting us all at the end of this life. Giving it a personality makes it easier to gaze upon.
For the ancients, hospitality was an inviolable law enforced by gods and priests and anyone else with the power to make you pay dearly for mistreating a stranger.
Christmas was banned in 1647 and rebellions broke out across the country.
Traces of heroin and cocaine have been found in the tartar of 19th-century Dutch farmers.
A puzzling — and huge — break in the geological record finally might be explained.
An artist’s impression of what the fully-deployed James Webb Space telescope will look like from the perspective of an observer on the ‘dark’ (non-Sun-facing) side of the observatory. (NORTHRUP GRUMMAN) […]
Setting resolutions for the new year means you think the future is up to you — but is it?
This map shows that the territories discovered by Europeans add up to an area no bigger than Utah.
All religions have totems, rites, and taboos that are considered "sacred." Émile Durkheim believed society is largely underpinned by them.
Can we affirm everything in life, the beauty and the suffering? Nietzsche says yes.
Is 2022 the year the economy recovers?
At 35 light-years away, it’s also the 2nd coolest, 2nd widest planet ever found. Despite discovering more than 4000 exoplanets, most remain obscure. Although more than 4,000 confirmed exoplanets are known, […]