Night owl or early bird?
We often laugh at inappropriate things, but not when we are emotionally invested. Laughter cannot be serious. So, can we ever laugh at death?
There's a fatal prion infection killing deer and elk across North America.
Hit shows are like societal mirrors, capable of reflecting the cultural zeitgeist whose likeness they try to record.
Many key inventions were unique: one-offs.
Men with one older brother are 12% more likely to enter a same-sex union than those with a sister.
It is all too easy for humans to fall into the cognitive trap of thinking that an entity that can use language fluently is sentient or intelligent.
A common weed uses uncommon types of photosynthesis.
Video cameras on city streets are only the most visible way your movements can be tracked.
Counterintuitively, directly combating misinformation online can spread it further. A different approach is needed.
MRI scans show that hunger and loneliness cause cravings in the same area, which suggests socialization is a need.
Astronomers in 2017 caught an image of a supermassive black hole in a galaxy far, far away. Doing it in our own galaxy is a huge milestone.
We are generally taught that there is an arc of history — an inevitable path of progress that leads to modern society. Maybe it isn't true.
He wear no shoeshine, he got toe-jam football...
Once numbering just 27 birds, the global population of California condors is now in the hundreds.
Deaths of despair are skyrocketing in the U.S., while at the same time, they are falling in other wealthy countries. What are we doing wrong?
Ever felt sad during the holidays but weren't sure why? Chances are you were suffering from a case of Christmas Blues.
An interactive “globe of notability” shows the curious correspondences and the strange landscape of global fame.
This map of Hutterite colonies in North America says something about religion and evolution — and more precisely, speciation.
To the ancient Greeks, exotic animals were proof of mythological creatures. To the ancient Romans, they were oddities and adversaries.
Let's hope that squid don't evolve lungs and legs, or humanity might be in real trouble.