Scientists across a range of disciplines have helped solve Darwin's dilemma.
To clear Scotland’s roads in winter, the local traffic agency employs heavy machinery with punny names. Can you grit and bear it?
Once science operations begin for James Webb, we'll never look at the Universe the same way again. Here's what everyone should know.
James Gillray's 'plumb-pudding' caricature is "probably the most famous political cartoon of all time."
Moments of social anxiety around truth tend to be accompanied by similar “fool the eye” pop culture phenomena.
Presidential gravesites are spread out “democratically” — but this is more by accident than design.
There's a fatal prion infection killing deer and elk across North America.
But the upcoming James Webb Space Telescope compels us to add, “so far.” Beginning with its 1990 launch, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope revolutionized our conception of the Universe. This photo of […]
William Shatner is going to space because Jeff Bezos loves Star Trek.
Benjamin Franklin's lightning rod saved countless lives, but some religious leaders denounced his invention.
"The name's Bond. Jane Bond."
Some astrobiologists believe life is rare, while others believe it is common in the Universe. How can we find out which view is correct?
From succubi to aliens, stories of abductions or other unsettling encounters have been with us for millennia. What explains them?
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 […]
Think of a combination of immersive virtual reality, an online role-playing game, and the internet.
A genetic study of British Columbia grizzly bears finds a weird link to local human languages.
Since at least 600 BC, people have been mesmerized by the concept of the infinite.
Searching for happiness in the midst of personal or societal crises are nothing new.
Bruce Willis has announced he is stepping away from acting.