It’s the early 20th century, and you are the captain of a ship. A barquentine specifically—three masts and a coal-burning steam engine in her belly. She’s a sturdy and capable […]
A large study links pornography use to decreased sexual performance for men and increased sexual performance for women.
One of the scariest films of the 1970s didn't set out to be a horror film at all.
We pretend as if economic sanctions are a peaceful way to coerce others into behaving. In reality, they are a potent tool of modern warfare.
When the mutual relatives of two royal families died, the countries were likelier to go to war.
The brain appears to remember immune responses, and memories can trigger them to happen again. This might explain some psychosomatic illnesses.
To war is human – and Neanderthals were very like us.
The peasant turned czarist advisor has come to be known and feared as the devil incarnate, but was he really as demonic as we have been led to believe?
The Assam stone jars were described as early as 1929. Almost a century later, archaeologists still puzzle over their placement and purpose.
Math offers good evidence that humans can solve any problem — as long as there’s money in it.
The answer to this question depends on how you define "freedom."
Bernini created art for 8 different popes. In the process, he helped reinforce and redefine Christianity’s visual culture.
It is normal for parents to experience intrusive thoughts about harming their children. Don't let the thoughts worry you.
The design could help restore motor function after stroke, enhance virtual gaming experiences.
Exceptionally high-quality videos allow scientists to formally introduce a remarkable new comb jelly.
The strangest thing about trying to predict the future is that our only clues lie in the past.
Researchers found a common element in the destruction of even the most powerful empires.
The prize went to three researchers who revolutionized the social sciences by taking advantage of natural experiments.
Scientists discover that under certain conditions two kinds of water exist.
There's no such thing as a miracle drug.
One particular revolution was so important, that at least one historian thinks the 20th century officially began in 1914 and ended in 1991.
It occurred naturally, and scientists know this for certain. Starting in late 2019, a novel strain of coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, began infecting human beings for the very first time. Discovered in samples […]
The "Foundation" series, recently adapted into a show by Apple TV, was inspired by a fascinating, real-life academic discipline.