Distinguishing fact from fiction can be tough, especially when it comes to people as controversial as Stalin.
To Vladimir Putin, a young KGB colonel at the time, the decision was a colossal mistake.
Short-hop regional flights could be running on batteries in a few years.
Soviet researchers studied crime through a Marxist-Leninist lens. Under Lenin, a humanitarian approach to criminality briefly emerged, but dissipated when Stalin rose to power.
Russian movies continue to be used as a mouthpiece for the country's political leadership.
The length of a day oscillates slightly every six years. This was a surprising discovery made last decade. We might now know why.
The insurmountable contrasts between their visions help explain Russia’s stunted development and hint at its destructive future.
Is there victory in defeat?
Whenever you're surprised, there's a good chance that your brain is busy tweaking your memories.
The same (former) NASA engineer who previously claimed to violate Newton's laws is now claiming to have made a warp bubble. He didn't.
Behind the scenes, Hitler had at least three disastrous relationships, including a short-lived marriage.
Immersive learning creates an interactive environment in which learners have the power to customize their experience.
Even the most unorthodox posthumous plans have their own historical, spiritual, and scientific significance.
Journey to the West is rightly considered one of the most influential novels ever written, but the real reason for its success may be its charismatic poster-boy: The Monkey King.
The "Foundation" series, recently adapted into a show by Apple TV, was inspired by a fascinating, real-life academic discipline.
The majority of the matter in our Universe isn't made of any of the particles in the Standard Model. Could the axion save the day?
Particle physics needs a new collider to supersede the Large Hadron Collider. Muons, not electrons or protons, might hold the key.
Forty Starlink satellites were destroyed earlier this year in a geomagnetic storm.
Were Hitler’s SS henchmen willing executioners fueled by racial propaganda or mindless servants vying for promotions?
Most cities reeked of death, defecation, and industrial waste. Still, focusing only on stench means turning a blind eye (or nose) to the many other smells that helped shape human history.
Misinformation is rampant—but it is the Internet.
Researchers speculate the famous monument was one of the world’s first solar calendars, possibly inspired by trade with ancient Egyptians.
Does voting serve the collective good, or should we just not bother?