Researchers measured high- and low-adversity participants' feelings of compassion.
Although the statue’s political connotations faded over time, its eyes remain fixed on a key moment in Florentine history.
Travel half the distance to your destination, and there's always another half to go. Despite Zeno's Paradox, you always arrive right on time.
It could be a sign that your dog is paying increased attention.
From the tablets of the Babylonians to the telescopes of modern science, humans have always looked to the skies for fundamental answers.
David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian were awarded the highest honor in medicine for their research into how human bodies make sense of and respond to the outside world.
All of these conflicts have a long history. They may also have a long future.
Starting just about now, leaves start changing color from north to south, high to low, light to dark.
For many, it was just a successful launch like any other. But for scientists around the globe, it was a victory few dared to imagine.
Helplessness isn't learned — it's an instinctual response that can be overcome.
Even though no human has stepped foot on the Moon's surface in 50 years, the evidence of our presence there remains unambiguous.
Listening to some songs can cause a powerful physiological response known as "frisson." What is it, and why does it happen?
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.
Sometimes, new combinations of preexisting things revolutionize life.
Even 1500 years after the fall of Rome, its western border can still be seen on German street maps.
What can 'behaviorism' teach us about ourselves?
The insurmountable contrasts between their visions help explain Russia’s stunted development and hint at its destructive future.
The Earth Return Orbiter is part of a long-term mission to search for ancient alien life on Mars.
First drawn in 1935, Hu Line illustrates persistent demographic split – how Beijing deals with it will determine the country's future.
Once numbering just 27 birds, the global population of California condors is now in the hundreds.
The past ~4 billion years have been an incredibly successful, unbroken run for life on Earth. The future won't be nearly so bright.
Zeno’s paradox stumped philosophers, mathematicians, and intellectuals for millennia. It took physics to finally solve it. The fastest human in the world, according to the Ancient Greek legend, was the heroine […]