As a form of civil disobedience, hacking can help make the world a better place.
To war is human – and Neanderthals were very like us.
The same parts of the brain that help us navigate complex social interactions can also drive us to make wildly bad investments.
Mexico City, already progressive, takes more steps to protect its LGBT+ citizens.
1859's Carrington event gave us a preview of how catastrophic the Sun could be for humanity. But it could get even worse than we imagined.
Every December, the Geminid meteor shower reaches its peak. Its 2021 show will be spectacular, but only if you do it right.
A female boar's intelligence, resolve, and empathy stun researchers.
Such massive, early supermassive black holes have puzzled astronomers for decades. At last, we've finally figured out how they form.
Don’t miss the summer’s greatest natural sights of all. Some of the natural highlights of our night sky are easy to overlook. Every year, you’ll hear about some of the brightest, […]
Myrkl (pronounced "miracle") is supposed to let you go wild without facing the consequences the next day. But does it actually work?
After mammoth investments and two decades of anti-aging research, what do immortality proponents have to show for it?
Moral panics about the content of children's cartoons and other forms of entertainment have a long history.
Robinson v. California helped to established a rehabilitative ideal: addiction should be dealt with as a therapeutic matter.
These DIY learning kits focus on topics like coding, robotics, and AI, and are on sale for as low as $41.99.
Using urinals, psychological collages, and animated furniture to shock us into reality.
Iceland consistently ranks as the most gender-equal nation. It is also the nation where men and women are most likely to pursue sex-typical jobs.
An almost 40-year-old theory finally has ‘smoking gun’ evidence for it. During most of their lives, stars burn stably, changing imperceptibly. The rotten egg nebula, at lower right (and shown in […]
What Odysseus needed from his father was something more important: the comfort of being a son.
Evolutionary success is not about the number of one's children, but one's grandchildren: the children need to survive and pass on their genes.
We just observed the first ‘lunar formation’ in an exoplanetary system. This one image, above, is the first to show moons actively forming around a planet. This colourful image shows […]
At a fundamental level, nobody knows whether gravity is truly quantum in nature. A novel experiment strongly hints that it is.
How do archaeologists know if someone was buried intentionally tens of thousands of years ago?