The early colonists thought they were being pulled by God into a void left by plague.
These enormous centipedes are straight out of science fiction.
A thief left her phone at the scene. The victim took over her social media, sparking a wild internet-sleuthing saga
What started as a viral case of public shaming has morphed into a dark story involving internet sleuths, a criminal network, and the suspicious death of a 62-year-old man in St. Louis.
Research shows that bone fragments of Jesus's (possible) brother belong to someone else.
From machines to animals, there are many kinds of possible minds.
NicoBoard is an app that helps parents make sense of a frightening time.
Livestock now outweighs wild mammals and birds ten-fold.
Quite a lot, actually, even though it has no identifiable value as a scientific concept.
Fossils depicting animals in action are very rare.
We cannot deduce laws about a higher level of complexity by starting with a lower level of complexity. Here, reductionism meets a brick wall.
Are we enslaved by the finer things in life?
Far from acting as the conduits of a benevolent deity, these religious leaders threw the teachings of their own church out of the window.
How can we learn from the lessons of the past and build a better future?
The study found that people who spoke the same language tended to be more closely related despite living far apart.
How efficiently could quantum engines operate?
“Should they strike, each of them has an energy at impact equal to all of the nuclear weapons on Earth combined."
The microscopic tardigrades are an elusive species. Fossils are rare, but each new find adds a piece to their unsolved evolutionary puzzle.
There are a few possible solutions to the problem of interstellar travel, but they largely remain within the realm of science fiction.
A meteorite that smashed into a frozen lake in Michigan may explain the origins of life on Earth, finds study.
Once a book is published, who gets to interpret it? Us or the author?
Great genius is not born of lightning bolt-like moments of inspiration. In reality, perseverance plays the biggest role.
Most of Stonehenge's megaliths, called sarens, came from West Woods, Wiltshire.
How much of this can be linked to genetics?
Life’s stages are changing – we need new terms and new ideas to describe how adults develop and grow
Ages 30 to 45 are now “the rush hour of life.”
The world is changing, and technology is driving that change. Today, that observation is about as compelling as the insight that water runs downhill. It’s just what technology (and water) […]
Milgram's experiment is rightly famous, but does it show what we think it does?
Gain-of-function mutation research may help predict the next pandemic — or, critics argue, cause one.