The poisoned candy legend is just one way that American fears manifested: as an easily understood threat to innocence.
From 1974 to 1978, the chimps of Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania were at war with each other, the first time conservationists saw chimps engage in calculated, cold-blooded killing.
To preserve biodiversity and ecosystems, protected areas should be connected into a gigantic World Park.
The gospels imply that Jesus became famous as much for his exorcisms as his ministry.
The universe is filled with unlikely events, but is also full of ways to fool ourselves.
One particular revolution was so important, that at least one historian thinks the 20th century officially began in 1914 and ended in 1991.
A toxicological study shows that the victims of human sacrifice consumed coca leaves and ayahuasca before they were killed, but not for reasons we originally thought.
Scientists have found evidence of hot springs near sites where ancient hominids settled, long before the control of fire.
Australian parrots have worked out how to open trash bins, and the trick is spreading across Sydney.
From Brahms to Tchaikovsky, here's a curated list of composers whose music has shaped the classical canon.
We have long thought that Pluto was completely frozen solid, but the discovery of cryovolcanoes challenges that assumption.
Out of all the galaxies we know, only a few little ones are missing dark matter. At last, we finally understand why.
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?
By the end of this decade, Seabed 2030 wants to produce accurate maps for the remaining 80 percent of the ocean floor.
Robinson v. California helped to established a rehabilitative ideal: addiction should be dealt with as a therapeutic matter.
Presidential gravesites are spread out “democratically” — but this is more by accident than design.
Researchers dramatically improve the accuracy of a number that connects fundamental forces.
Thou shalt not conclude “aliens” from insufficient data. When it comes to what’s out there in this Universe, perhaps the only thing that’s greater than our cosmic ignorance is the […]
On May 4, 1970, the National Guard shot and killed four students during an anti-war protest. The massacre went on to change American culture forever.
Is college worth it? This question may seem a no-brainer, but there are many reasons why it is worthy of serious deliberation. Here are three.