The attitude we take to Will Smith's slap will mirror our attitudes to violence, masculinity, and protecting others more generally.
Society-changing ideas form through a three-stage process, argues author Michael Bhaskar.
"Don't tread on me" is a slogan of the deep sea, too.
In the philosophy of Star Wars, the Sith are evil because they surrender to passion. But is a life of total rationality a “good” life?
Anger and silence are the two worst reactions.
America’s war in Southeast Asia is fading fast from memory. These maps offer a horrific reminder.
For centuries, men prevented women from writing music. These classical composers broke with social norms and made their mark on history.
Do our thoughts have any meaning whatsoever?
Using the Book of Mormon as a sacred but ambiguous atlas, the Latter-day Saints have been looking for the lost city of Zarahemla for decades.
Humanoid robots are coming, and Ameca is designed to be the ideal platform to study human-robot interactions.
The stars stood no chance against the more-massive black holes.
The underground burial tombs were used at least as far back as 2500 B.C.
Scientists used 3D scans to analyze the corpse of Amenhotep I. They discovered that his brain was never removed and that he was circumcised, among other curiosities.
Bears, chimps, or humans? A track of five poorly preserved footsteps at Laetoli has puzzled paleontologists for decades. Now, a research paper from Nature claims to have solved the mystery.
A textbook pregnancy consists of three trimesters. The baby develops at a relatively predictable rate during this time, from pomegranate seed to avocado to watermelon. And mom’s body adapts accordingly […]
Most people seem to enjoy liberalism and its spin offs, but what is it exactly? Where did the idea come from?
The peasant turned czarist advisor has come to be known and feared as the devil incarnate, but was he really as demonic as we have been led to believe?
These astounding inventions show that civilizations of the past were a lot more advanced than we might have thought.
Taking time for thoughtful consideration has fallen out of fashion, writes Emily Chamlee-Wright. How can we restore good faith and good judgement to our increasingly polarized conversations?
The Big Bang was hot, dense, uniform, and filled with matter and energy. Before that? There was nothing. Here's how that's possible.
Scientists are seeking ways to safely connect computers to the brain.