Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes is often labeled a quintessential Spanish artist, but his allegiance may well have lied with the French Enlightenment instead.
Darwin was right again—sort of.
Ingenuity is remarkable. But these 5 exploration ideas are revolutionary. Telescopes are our initial tools for revealing and studying foreign worlds. Hubble images of Mars, particularly around the regions with […]
Declining bee populations could lead to increased food insecurity and economic losses in the billions.
How would the ability to genetically customize children change society? Sci-fi author Eugene Clark explores the future on our horizon in Volume I of the "Genetic Pressure" series.
An unprecedented number of new satellites threatens the night sky as we know it. Will we act in time to save it?
GPS holds the key, but astronomers can’t do it without help. Since 2019, the night sky — as seen by both human eyes and the telescopes we use to enhance our views of […]
The separation of church and state is being dismantled one bill at a time.
What inspired the Mona Lisa, China's Terracotta Warriors, and more?
Beyond Meat and Impossible Foods find a greater foothold in the market as demand for plant-based meats rises.
Without a country to belong to, many of these people lack some of the most fundamental rights.
Digitally recording historical sites could serve as insurance in the case of disaster.
When the protection of academic freedom is compromised, scholarship and greater society suffer the effects.
The problem is going to get a lot worse before it gets better, and the decision is all up to SpaceX whether they’ll fix it. On Wednesday morning, January 29, 2020, […]
When you’re a Hasidic woman in Borough Park, Brooklyn, starting an ambulance corps is a radical act. Documentary filmmaker Paula Eiselt on the push-pull of identity and cultural change in her film 93Queen.
The pressure of getting into a top-tier college seems to have influenced the ways teenagers sort themselves into cliques.
The Medici family had a long and powerful influence in European history for hundreds of years. They were well known for their banking prowess and are synonymous as an unparalleled patron of the arts during the Italian Renaissance.
In 2017, renewable energies accounted for 18 percent of the total power contributed to the electrical grid in the U.S. – the highest level ever.
Traditional buildings were designed to provide protection against a savage world. But the world has changed. We need to develop a more sustainable relationship with the environment, and semi-permeable architecture allows us to do that.
The buildings of the future will be fluid, impermanent, and in constant transformation. But will human nature catch up?
The painting measures 12,000 sq. ft. and includes over 300 life-like figures.
From what it’s expanding into to whether things are moving faster-than-light, this clears up some of our greatest misconceptions. “The more clearly we can focus our attention on the wonders […]
Bob Dylan finally presents his Nobel prize acceptance speech.
This discovery could lead to a whole new class of drugs for psychiatric disorders.
Does Living Near a Nuclear Plant Increase Cancer Risk? The NRC Was Right to Cancel a Study to Find Out.
The Nuclear Regulatory Commission has dropped a study on whether living near a nuclear plant increases the risk of cancer. Criticism of this decision is predictable, but unwarranted. The study would only have found what other research has shown. There is no link