From 1974 to 1978, the chimps of Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania were at war with each other, the first time conservationists saw chimps engage in calculated, cold-blooded killing.
Chess was once blamed for triggering mental health problems, including suicide and even murder. Today, the same is said of video games.
It has been 50 years since an American has claimed the title of World Chess Champion. Will it ever happen again?
When Saint Ambrose of Milan was venerated, his life became public property, its meaning expanding with the unique interpretations of each new generation.
What happens when simulation theory becomes more than a fascinating thought experiment?
Electromagnetic fields as they would be generated by positive and negative electric charges, both at rest and in motion (top), as well as those that would theoretically be created by […]
Once merely a theoretical curiosity, they might be the key to understanding so much more. Out of all of the known particles — both fundamental and composite — there are a whole slew of properties […]
A grim warning for the future of Iceland's glaciers.
Can passenger airships make a triumphantly 'green' comeback?
The 'People Map of the United States' zooms in on America's obsession with celebrity
What leads people to believe in "chi" attacks and "no-touch" knockouts?
Maps show the oldest company in (nearly) every country – and a few interesting corporate trends.
Consider the decline and fall of the South China Morning Post.
The quest for a quantum theory of gravity is the holy grail of physics. Here’s why it’s murkier than anyone expected. If you want to fully describe how the Universe […]
Being an American president is a powerful but dangerous job, a fact shown by many assassination attempts.
Communication is at the core of any organization’s day-to-day activities. Every email, text, tweet, face-to-face chat, report, phone call, and so on is a part of a business’ communications. Without […]
BASE particle physicists have discovered a very precise way to examine antimatter.
With his 51st Oscar nomination for Star Wars: The Last Jedi, composer John Williams has mastered the craft of the film score.
The four fundamental forces might have been just a single, unified one in the very early Universe. Could that be true? “Those who begin coercive elimination of dissent soon find themselves […]
Holes, lines, or even walls in space aren’t just fiction; they could actually exist! “Weakness of character is the only defect which cannot be amended.” –Francois de La Rochefoucauld The biggest lesson […]
More than 20 years ago, the sitcom Seinfeld went “meta” and joked that it was “a show about nothing.” But 20 years before George Costanza’s epiphany, artist Richard Tuttle was staging shows about nothing featuring works such as Wire Piece (detail shown above) — a piece of florist wire nailed at either end to a wall marked with a penciled line. But, as Jerry concludes, there’s “something” in that “nothing.” A new retrospective of Tuttle’s art at the Fabric Workshop and Museum in Philadelphia, Both/And: Richard Tuttle Print and Cloth, dives into the depths, and widths, of this difficultly philosophical, yet compellingly simple artist who takes the everyday nothings of line, paper, and cloth to create extraordinary statements about the need to be mindful of the artful world all around us.
We all have flaws, but communicating them to your partner can be difficult--perhaps more so than hearing about your own. But it's important to take and receive these criticisms with an open mind--be accountable for your imperfections.
If you've got holes at your company you can't seem to fill, it's probably a case of "it's not them, it's us." Fixing HR and Hiring isn't all that difficult once you know what errors to look for.
This International Women’s Day, celebrate Henrietta Leavitt, who took us beyond the stars and into the galaxies. “Her will tells nearly all. She left an estate worth $314.91, mostly in […]