A dispute marked by flags and booze has been replaced with an official land border.
With U.S. infrastructure crumbling, an honor oath and iron ring remind engineers of their profession's ethical weight.
According to the CDC, 50 countries worldwide have drinkable tap water. But look closer, and the picture is more nuanced.
On New Year's Eve 1899, the captain of this Pacific steamliner sailed into history. Or did he?
To break "analysis paralysis," reduce the number of available options — and introduce an element of chance.
Smallpox was nothing new in 1721.
Humanity is poised to pass the 8 billion milestone mid-November, but population growth is actually slowing down.
The space‑specific neurons in the owl’s specialized auditory brain can do advanced math.
Are anti-workers the lazy children of privilege or the brave vanguard of a utopic upheaval?
Borrow the same technique that produced McDonald’s, the Hawaiian pizza, the Beatles’ greatest hits, and Shakespeare’s rhetorical flair.
In 1934, American Communists translated a Stalinist book about revolution into a children’s game. Curiously, it didn't catch on.
The findings at L’Anse aux Meadows mark the the earliest known year by which human migration had encircled the planet.
Yorkicystis lived during the “Cambrian explosion,” 539 million to 485 million years ago – hundreds of million years before the dinosaurs.
Most “irrecoverable carbon” is concentrated in these tiny bits of the Earth’s land mass. Can we keep it there?
The U.S. has the world's largest debt in absolute terms, but Japan's is the largest when measured in terms of its debt-to-GDP ratio.
Our research on a Martian meteorite provides new clues about early surface conditions on the red planet.
The human brain makes a striking deviation from the normal building plan.
This map shows that the territories discovered by Europeans add up to an area no bigger than Utah.
Any dataset that can be quantified over time can be turned into a contest that is both exciting and (a little bit) enlightening.
The treatment is here, but are we ready?