The biggest risk comes from doing nothing at all.
Once numbering just 27 birds, the global population of California condors is now in the hundreds.
What Odysseus needed from his father was something more important: the comfort of being a son.
The James Webb Space Telescope is about to begin science operations. Here's what astronomers are excited about.
Behind the scenes, Hitler had at least three disastrous relationships, including a short-lived marriage.
Quantum theory has weird implications. Trying to explain them just makes things weirder.
Unlike other world rulers, Genghis Khan was laid to rest not inside an elaborate mausoleum but an unmarked grave somewhere in Mongolia. Maybe.
The stars stood no chance against the more-massive black holes.
Instead of insisting that we remain "free from" government control, we should view taking vaccines and wearing masks as a "freedom to" be a moral citizen who protects the lives of others.
A growing body of research shows that religious people seem to enjoy more psychological well-being compared to others.
Fossils depicting animals in action are very rare.
What makes a face trustworthy, anyway?
Neuroscience research suggests it might be time to rethink our ideas about when exactly a child becomes an adult.
Maps can do more than show us places. They also can help determined people find others long lost, whether birth mothers or fugitive killers.
The Field Medal was created to elevate promising mathematicians from underrepresented demographics. But has it followed through on that goal?
How Nobel Prize winner physicist Lev Landau ranked the best physics minds of his generation.
Andy Samberg and Cristin Milioti get stuck in an infinite wedding time loop.
The negative associations of introversion help to explain why loneliness now carries such social stigma.
Jean-Jacques Rousseau was a Swiss Enlightenment philosopher who praised a simple life and inspired the worst of the French Revolution.
ExtendNY stretches the Big Apple's gridiron all across the globe – with some bizarre effects
Can Detroit get its comeback right?
Setting resolutions for the new year means you think the future is up to you — but is it?
When we are more focused on the good things we enjoy in life, we have more to live for.
People around the world, mostly Generation Z, are obsessed with the look and feel of gothic, elitist universities. Why?
Now they're pointing the way to future battery technologies.