Hope springs eternal.
Thomas Baldwin's Airopaidia (1786) includes the earliest sketches of the earth from a balloon.
Presidential gravesites are spread out “democratically” — but this is more by accident than design.
Researchers have discovered 830-million-year-old microbes living inside a salt rock on Earth. Could the same occur on Mars?
Not too hot, not too cold...
How much of this can be linked to genetics?
What makes some people more likely to shiver than others?
Jean-Jacques Rousseau was a Swiss Enlightenment philosopher who praised a simple life and inspired the worst of the French Revolution.
A recent study used fMRI to compare the brains of psychopathic criminals with a group of 100 well-functioning individuals, finding striking similarities.
Even with six months' notice, we can't stop an incoming asteroid.
From 260-year-old ciphers to the most recent Zodiac Killer solution, these unbreakable codes just needed time.
With around 5,000 summertime residents, increased tourism, and a warming planet, it is becoming difficult to protect Antarctica from invasion.
It’s last “hard” test is over. Now, we wait for its launch. Despite numerous delays, funding crises, and technical challenges, NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope is almost ready. The science instruments […]
The nascent field of geopsychology shows that the Big Five personality traits vary by region. But not all results conform to stereotype.
David Julius and Ardem Patapoutian were awarded the highest honor in medicine for their research into how human bodies make sense of and respond to the outside world.
The world is changing, and technology is driving that change. Today, that observation is about as compelling as the insight that water runs downhill. It’s just what technology (and water) […]
Most people seem to enjoy liberalism and its spin offs, but what is it exactly? Where did the idea come from?
It's "the biggest blow to the war on drugs to date," said Kassandra Frederique, executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance.
All this from a wad of gum?
Were Hitler’s SS henchmen willing executioners fueled by racial propaganda or mindless servants vying for promotions?
Smart bandages quickly identify antibiotic-resistant bacteria, and normal bacteria, in owies.
A lab identifies which genes are linked to abnormal repetitive behaviors found in addiction and schizophrenia.
Hit shows are like societal mirrors, capable of reflecting the cultural zeitgeist whose likeness they try to record.
Trump is #45 but Pence is #48 – and other strange consequences of the curious office of vice president.
Once again, sugar-rich processed foods are shown to increase the likelihood of anxiety.
The successor to Hubble is almost ready for launch. It’s really coming this year, too! NASA’s James Webb Space Telescope, originally proposed in the 1990s, is finally slated to launch later […]