"Politics is weird. It’s the only business in the world in which you take a really, really important position, and you give it to someone with no qualifications." —Tony Blair
Utopia is like a John Lennon song but with golden toilets.
The opening lines of Smartmatic's $2.7 billion lawsuit against Fox News lay bare the culture of denial in the US.
Halley’s comet only visits every ~76 years, but its meteors arrive twice each year. The most famous comet of all — Halley’s comet — returns to our inner Solar System every ~76 years. Halley’s comet […]
Far from acting as the conduits of a benevolent deity, these religious leaders threw the teachings of their own church out of the window.
The definitive answer requires better, unbiased data. Despite all the advances that have occurred in human history, one extraordinary puzzle still remains right in our own backyard: we aren’t sure how […]
Successful romantic relationships require desire, but that desire doesn't have to be sexual.
Whether NASA likes it or not, humans eventually will be having space sex.
The Crab Nebula goes back to 1054, opening a window into our cosmic past. On July 4, 1054, Chinese astronomers recorded a “guest star” in the Taurus constellation. A ‘guest star’ […]
Trump is #45 but Pence is #48 – and other strange consequences of the curious office of vice president.
In his new book, "Forward: Notes on the Future of Our Democracy," former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang explores how media narratives can warp public perception of political candidates.
It took a series of ingenious experiments in the 20th century to uncover some of our biggest cognitive biases.
Buildings don't have to be permanent — modular construction can make them modifiable and relocatable.
Russia's cyberattacks against Ukraine have been prolific and ongoing for several years. The future of war may begin in cyberspace.
Increasingly sophisticated automation technology can save big money for banks by paring down the workforce.
Frank Slater’s book "Practical Portrait Painting" reveals the secrets of masters old and new, from Leonardo da Vinci to Augustus John.
No amount of success can overcome imposter syndrome without a mindset geared toward growth.
If you ask your maps app to find "restaurants that aren't McDonald's," you won't like the result.
There's more to miracles than turning water into wine.
The Black Death wasn't the only plague in the 1300s.
George Washington’s biggest battle? With his dentures, made from hippo ivory and maybe slaves’ teeth
Washington first took the oath of office of the president of the United States with just one natural tooth remaining.
Many contemporary composers live in the shadow of Bach and Beethoven, even though they’re just as interesting to listen to.
"For decades, a national anti-cruelty law was a dream for animal protectionists. Today, it is a reality."
Why do flocks of birds swoop and swirl together in the sky? A biologist explains the science of murmurations
Murmurations have no leader and follow no plan.