Although the statue’s political connotations faded over time, its eyes remain fixed on a key moment in Florentine history.
The role of the Devil’s advocate was to argue against the beatification of mystics. Contrary to popular belief, they did not wear Prada.
It all depends on what type of creativity we're discussing.
A 19th-century surveying mistake kept lumberjacks away from what is now Minnesota's largest patch of old-growth trees.
Satire and an inflated sense of self-importance collide in a series of maps that goes back more than 100 years in American history.
From hellishly hot planets to water worlds, some distant planets are like nothing in our Solar System.
Is Bitcoin akin to 'digital gold'?
From boosting empathy to improving therapy, virtual reality is poised to change our ideas of the self.
On New Year's Eve 1899, the captain of this Pacific steamliner sailed into history. Or did he?
As we embrace green solutions, nuclear should absolutely be part of the equation. For thousands upon thousands of years, humans have been harnessing the power of nature to provide energy […]
Successful constructive criticism is as much about mindset as methods.
The physicist was both a gentleman and scholar.
Mammals have a history stretching back 325 million years. To study that ancient history is to know our own origins.
For decades people have arranged to freeze their bodies after death, dreaming of resurrection by advanced future medicine. Many met a fate far grislier than death.
Despite the enormous flood of recent reports, there’s no good evidence for a lab leak. At the very end of 2019, a new disease began to emerge in humans: COVID-19. Originally […]
The author of "Auroville: The City Made of Dreams" talks about the difficulties of establishing (and writing about) utopian societies.
What we’ve seen isn’t necessarily what we get, but the most common world doesn’t look like ours. There’s a very common myth out there in astronomy: the idea that the Sun […]
For decades, Americans sprayed the notorious pesticide DDT all over their homes and fields. But it turns out we may have known about — and ignored — a safer alternative used by the Nazi regime.
If you want to find life in the Universe, this is how you do it. When it comes to uncovering the ultimate truths about reality, we can only reap what we […]
From Ramses II to Alexander the Great, these leaders helped shaped the world we know today.