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.
We have long thought that Pluto was completely frozen solid, but the discovery of cryovolcanoes challenges that assumption.
One home was printed in 28 hours. Now, Alquist 3D is building 200 more.
Two-thirds of romances start out as friendships.
Successful constructive criticism is as much about mindset as methods.
A lucky discovery involving lithium-sulfur batteries has a legitimate chance to revolutionize how we power our world.
There were at least eight other human species, some of whom existed for far longer than we have. Who were they?
If love is an addiction, your first love is the first dose.
Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti get stuck in an infinite wedding time loop.
Jupiter's mysterious auroral events are caused by vibrating waves of plasma.
Every year, scientists like George Church get better at editing the genomes of human beings. But will genome editing help or hurt us?
Reality is far stranger than fiction.
From Brahms to Tchaikovsky, here's a curated list of composers whose music has shaped the classical canon.
Contact-tracing apps can be a useful tool for public health, but they have considerable false positive and false negative rates.
Some economists predict China's economy will overtake the U.S. economy by 2028.
As Russia’s youth welcomed a new era of capitalism in the 1990s, their parents and grandparents clung to fleeting memories of Soviet life.
What was the universe like one-trillionth of a second after the Big Bang? Science has an answer.
The new book "Lost Cities, Ancient Tombs" documents 100 archaeological discoveries that changed the world.
From boosting empathy to improving therapy, virtual reality is poised to change our ideas of the self.
In all of science, no figures have changed the world more than Einstein and Newton. Will anyone ever be as revolutionary again?
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Frank Lloyd Wright captured serenity in his masterpiece, Fallingwater, but his egotistical tendencies made life for others anything but serene.
The idea of "absolute time" was our default for millennia. But time is relative, as gravity and motion both cause time to dilate.
According to Sigmund Freud, our revulsion at taboos is an attempt to suppress a part of us that actually wants to do them.
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.
When you unintentionally step on a dog's tail, does it know that it was an accident?