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Unlike other world rulers, Genghis Khan was laid to rest not inside an elaborate mausoleum but an unmarked grave somewhere in Mongolia. Maybe.
Using DNA from samples of extinct flowers, synthetic biologists managed to approximate long-lost floral scents.
China's dominance of the rare earth metal industry is part of its overall geopolitical strategy.
Solving the supply chain crisis before the global economy tanks is going to require many creative approaches. Flexport’s Ryan Petersen has one that just might work.
The length of a day oscillates slightly every six years. This was a surprising discovery made last decade. We might now know why.
You've heard of Stephen Hawking. Ever heard of Renata Kallosh? Didn't think so.
American and French troops turned capturing Hitler’s chalet into a game.
This representation of the Bamum kingdom is a rare example of early 20th-century indigenous African cartography.
The densest objects that haven’t collapsed to black holes can tell us information about the Universe unlike anything else. Swarming through our own galaxy, we’ve detected quite a few bizarre objects: […]
A study finds prescription medications and dangerous unlisted ingredients in ordinary supplements.
We cannot deduce laws about a higher level of complexity by starting with a lower level of complexity. Here, reductionism meets a brick wall.
Flow occurs when a task’s challenge is balanced with one’s skill.
The revolution is already happening.
We only detected our very first gravitational wave in 2015. Over the next two decades, we'll have thousands more.
Business leaders know they must prepare for technological upheavals in the years ahead. But keeping up-to-date on new technologies—to say nothing of understanding their complexities and forecasting those shifts—is an […]
From textiles and transportation to chemicals and microchips, a group of researchers proposes a new way to measure the impact of innovation.
What inspired the Mona Lisa, China's Terracotta Warriors, and more?
The famous cognition test was reworked for cuttlefish. They did better than expected.
Gain-of-function mutation research may help predict the next pandemic — or, critics argue, cause one.
Long before tobacco arrived from the Americas, ancient civilizations in the Old World were getting high off hemp smoke and opium.
Known as primordial black holes, they could thoroughly change our Universe's history. But the evidence is strongly against them.
It took a series of ingenious experiments in the 20th century to uncover some of our biggest cognitive biases.
The European Union is debating over two lists of nations from which it will accept travelers starting July 1.