A famous explorer's doomed ship is finally found 107 years after it was lost to the Antarctic deep.
Privateers pillaged British merchant ships in the name of liberty — and profit.
Even the most unorthodox posthumous plans have their own historical, spiritual, and scientific significance.
And Dr. Jill Tarter never once lost her composure. One of the most fascinating questions in all of science is: “are we alone?” Since our distant ancestors first gazed at […]
Two of our biggest science-fiction dreams might not remain fiction for much longer. Here’s how 21st-century science could make it real. For as long as human beings have looked up at […]
Maps show the oldest company in (nearly) every country – and a few interesting corporate trends.
Sobering accounts from one of the most pivotal battles in world history.
The Glen McLaughlin Collection brings together more than 700 historical examples of 'California as an island'.
It's not what you have, it's what you do with it.
A live-blog event of an incredible public lecture by a scientist on the inside of James Webb’s team. “The [James Webb] telescope is basically designed to answer the big questions in […]
Ever since American Commodore Matthew C. Perry sailed into Uraga Harbor near Edo (the earlier name for Tokyo) on July 8, 1853, ending the isolationist policy of sakoku and “opening” (willingly or not) Japan to the West, “the Land of the Rising Sun” and its culture have fascinated Westerners. Yet, despite this fascination, true understanding of that history remains elusive. A new exhibition at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Ink and Gold: Art of the Kano builds a cultural bridge for Westerners to Japan’s heritage through the art of the “Kano School,” a family of painters to the powerful who influenced all of Japanese art from the 15th to the late 19th century. Combining the sumptuousness of golden artworks with the compelling story of their makers, Ink and Gold: Art of the Kano offers the key to unlocking the mystery of Japan through the art of the Kano.
As Yogi Berra said of baseball, it is 90 percent mental, and "the other half is physical." This 'Yogi-ism' is equally applicable to tennis, a sport in which elite players need to be "intuitive physicists" in order to win at the highest level.
1. Asphalt Maine n n Looking down upon the patched-up surface of an unnamed street, J. David Lovejoy couldn’t help noticing a remarkable example of accidental geography. The patch bears […]