Presidential gravesites are spread out “democratically” — but this is more by accident than design.
The few seconds of nuclear explosion opening shots in Godzilla alone required more than 6.5 times the entire budget of the monster movie they ended up in.
A bat and a ball cost $1.10 in total. The bat costs $1.00 more than the ball. How much does the ball cost?
The prize went to three researchers who revolutionized the social sciences by taking advantage of natural experiments.
The results of a recent study counter some common claims found in anti-immigration narratives.
Stockholm Syndrome is the most famous of 10 psychological disorders named after world cities. Most relate to tourism or hostage-taking.
Our economy is dominated by middlemen, including huge companies such as Walmart and Amazon. There are many benefits to going direct instead.
Bernini created art for 8 different popes. In the process, he helped reinforce and redefine Christianity’s visual culture.
Creators of the popular protein-folding game, Foldit, are seeking help to design a treatment for COVID-19.
A new model of plate tectonics offers a chance to look back a billion years with new found accuracy.
Central banks face a Herculean task to keep economies right-side up.
Why you’ve probably never heard of Computer Space, which launched the video game industry 50 years ago
Computer Space lacked a critical ingredient that the other games possessed: gravity.
The fictitious 31st-century world portrayed by the series is actually quite a bit like our own in the 21st century.
There are so many problems, all across planet Earth, that harm and threaten humanity. Why invest in researching the Universe?
"Politics is weird. It’s the only business in the world in which you take a really, really important position, and you give it to someone with no qualifications." —Tony Blair
Can Detroit get its comeback right?
For centuries, men prevented women from writing music. These classical composers broke with social norms and made their mark on history.
Bears, chimps, or humans? A track of five poorly preserved footsteps at Laetoli has puzzled paleontologists for decades. Now, a research paper from Nature claims to have solved the mystery.
NASA is scrapping its Apollo-era launcher platform to make room for new infrastructure that will support upcoming Artemis missions.
Researchers from Harvard receive permission for a test that may help cool Earth and fight global warming.
Science doesn't fit neatly into ideology.
The modern antiracist movement is harming the very people it claims to help, according to the linguist John McWhorter.
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.
The famed German filmmaker offers his thoughts on reading during Eric Weinstein's podcast.