Think you can hide your feelings pretty easily?
Twain and Tesla had similar passions and an amusing friendship.
Fermilab's TeVatron just released the best mass measurement of the W-boson, ever. Here's what doesn't add up.
The majority of countries are democracies. But how many people enjoy democratic rights?
After it became clear that the world wasn't 6,000 years old, some proposed that northern peoples had emerged independently from others.
Virgin birth – which involves the development of an unfertilised egg – has preoccupied humans for aeons. And although it can’t happen in mammals, it does seem to be possible in […]
In determining what qualifies as solid science, controversy is inevitable.
Dunbar's number is a popular estimate for the maximum size of social groups. But new research suggests that it's a fictitious number based on flimsy data and bad theory.
Long assumed to be a devoted vegetarian, ancient sloths were fine with some meat.
This world map shows how the rest of the world LOLs. In France, you MDR; in China, you 23333.
Presidential gravesites are spread out “democratically” — but this is more by accident than design.
From wearable electronics to microscopic sensors to telemedicine, new advances like graphene and supercapacitors are bringing "impossible" electronics to life.
If you think ‘particles are matter’ and ‘antiparticles are antimatter,’ think again. In this Universe, there are certain rules that have never been observed to be broken. Some of these […]
Singapore is a breeding ground of truly green buildings.
Astronomers possibly solve the mystery of how the enormous Oort cloud, with over 100 billion comet-like objects, was formed.
"Immodest Acts" tells the story of Benedetta Carlini, a lesbian nun who claimed to be a mystic visionary but failed to convince the leaders of her faith.
“Think defensively about how you can protect yourself from an almost inevitable attack, rather than assuming you’ll avoid harm.”
The results of a recent study counter some common claims found in anti-immigration narratives.
The Standard Model may or may not be in trouble, but particle physics definitely needs saving. Here's what the new LHC can do.
One image can give over 100 times the data we now get from Hubble. NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope, launched in 1990, revealed the previously unseen Universe. The most distant galaxy ever […]
With launch, deployment, calibration, and science operations about to commence, here are 10 facts that are absolutely true.
Is it true that half of disaster relief is motivated politically rather than by need?
Your brain is remarkably good at mapping out physical spaces — even if it's an imaginary space like Hogwarts. But how does the brain do it?
A study reports that people think those with similar personality traits look alike and vice versa.
Only nine weeks later, the Wright Brothers achieved manned flight. The pathologically cynical always will find a reason to complain.
Trump is #45 but Pence is #48 – and other strange consequences of the curious office of vice president.