Listening to some songs can cause a powerful physiological response known as "frisson." What is it, and why does it happen?
Why does hearing sad music feel so good?
In ancient Greece, the Olympics were never solely about the athletes themselves.
Scientists discover burrows of giant predator worms that lived on the seafloor 20 million years ago.
The gospels imply that Jesus became famous as much for his exorcisms as his ministry.
In 100 years, perhaps this map showing humanity clustering around the equator will seem “so 21st century.”
It may depend on whether you're an "easily empathetically embarrassed" person.
Scientists used CT scanning and 3D-printing technology to re-create the voice of Nesyamun, an ancient Egyptian priest.
Answer: You don't want to get either.
The past ~4 billion years have been an incredibly successful, unbroken run for life on Earth. The future won't be nearly so bright.
A new dinosaur species related to Tyrannosaurs found in Canada.
The unique light signatures of nautical beacons translate into hypnotic cartography.
Already 14 billion miles from the Sun, Voyager 1 is speeding away at 38,000 mph.
Even with six months' notice, we can't stop an incoming asteroid.
In 1966, Disney announced his intention to build Epcot, an acronym for “Experimental Prototype Community of Tomorrow.”
The world's most isolated inhabited island also has some of the world's strangest toponyms.
TreeTalk finds rare arboreal treasures among London's common foliage.
How long should one wait until an idea like string theory, seductive as it may be, is deemed unrealistic?
From cryonics to time travel, here are some of the (highly speculative) methods that might someday be used to bring people back to life.