"The name's Bond. Jane Bond."
To clear Scotland’s roads in winter, the local traffic agency employs heavy machinery with punny names. Can you grit and bear it?
What value does wit hold in genres defined by brute strength?
Game theory is a unique combination of math and psychology. Its applications turn up everywhere, from nuclear war to Tinder to game shows.
In the Canaan religion, Yahweh was a lesser god, who was assigned the land of Israel. Here's how he became "God Almighty."
Research shows that bone fragments of Jesus's (possible) brother belong to someone else.
The attitude we take to Will Smith's slap will mirror our attitudes to violence, masculinity, and protecting others more generally.
Can Detroit get its comeback right?
Genetic analysis reveals that a specimen collected in 2019 is the same subspecies as one caught more than a century earlier.
After decades of development, whether NASA's Webb succeeds or fails all comes down to five critical milestones that are only days away.
Men with one older brother are 12% more likely to enter a same-sex union than those with a sister.
Once science operations begin for James Webb, we'll never look at the Universe the same way again. Here's what everyone should know.
Study confirms the existence of a special kind of groupthink in large groups.
Humans seemingly have opposing desires to fit in and to be unique. The interplay between these might drive the evolution of fads.
Meet T. imperator and T. regina.
Time isn't the same for everyone, even on Earth. Flying around the world gave Einstein the ultimate test. No one is immune from relativity.
Will nature or nurture win out?
Astronomy's roots rest in the very origins of humanity. We have always looked to the skies for answers. We are starting to get them.
Journey to the West is rightly considered one of the most influential novels ever written, but the real reason for its success may be its charismatic poster-boy: The Monkey King.
Until recently, video games were accused of killing brain cells. Now, researchers are trying to understand how they help players get smarter.
The power of play: our forgotten lifehack.
The "Foundation" series, recently adapted into a show by Apple TV, was inspired by a fascinating, real-life academic discipline.
From a desert oasis to the Rocky Mountains, being filled with awe makes me a better scientist.
The most technically impressive feats of animation often strike us as eerie instead of impressive, and it’s all thanks to the uncanny valley.