The new book "Lost Cities, Ancient Tombs" documents 100 archaeological discoveries that changed the world.
We should not romanticize ancient Egyptian culture.
First drawn in 1935, Hu Line illustrates persistent demographic split – how Beijing deals with it will determine the country's future.
A new study calls the technique "location spoofing."
Is there any good reason for assigning North and South the way we do, or could we have just as easily done the reverse?
The nascent field of geopsychology shows that the Big Five personality traits vary by region. But not all results conform to stereotype.
The study found that people who spoke the same language tended to be more closely related despite living far apart.
Religion fosters traits that are helpful in a school system that relies on authority figures and rewards people who follow the rules.
Since Ukraine originally meant “borderland,” the territory was already a target for several kingdoms.
Underperforming, the U.S. comes in only 157th out of 196 in global triangularity ranking.
There may be thousands of undiscovered mammal species in the world. Most are small, like bats and rodents, but there could be primates, too. A lifeline for Bigfoot enthusiasts?
This map of Hutterite colonies in North America says something about religion and evolution — and more precisely, speciation.
The simulation gave researchers some of the first concrete data linking climate change to human evolution and speciation.
The Field Medal was created to elevate promising mathematicians from underrepresented demographics. But has it followed through on that goal?
Musical preferences are correlated with personality traits. This connection exists across cultures and continents.
People who visit Florence seem strangely susceptible to Stendhal syndrome, which is blamed on an overwhelming sense of awe.
Historians know how military technologies evolved, but the reasons why remain poorly understood.
A cartogram makes it easy to compare regional and national GDPs at a glance.
The questions about which massive structures to build, and where, are actually very hard to answer. Infrastructure is always about the future: It takes years to construct, and lasts for years beyond that.
Darwin was right again—sort of.
Family rifts affect millions of Americans – research shows possible paths from estrangement toward reconciliation
Family relationships are on many people’s minds during the holiday season as sounds and images of happy family celebrations dominate the media. Anyone whose experiences don’t live up to the holiday […]
Dating of volcanic ash suggests the remains are at least 230,000 years old.
Why does Seattle continue to be a place that nurtures the development of breakthrough technologies but not Minneapolis, Memphis, or Minsk?
Centuries ago, the plague forced people into quarantine for years. Isaac Newton and Galileo used the time to revolutionize the world.