Journey to the West is rightly considered one of the most influential novels ever written, but the real reason for its success may be its charismatic poster-boy: The Monkey King.
The underground burial tombs were used at least as far back as 2500 B.C.
All of these conflicts have a long history. They may also have a long future.
Scientists uncovered the secrets of what drove some of the world's last remaining woolly mammoths to extinction.
There were at least eight other human species, some of whom existed for far longer than we have. Who were they?
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An immune molecule sometimes produced during infection can influence the social behavior of mice.
While the probiotic trend has been suspect at best, there is one therapeutic application that keeps holding up: fecal transplant.
Scientists find a groundbreaking application of the supermaterial graphene.
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A vanished people in a vanished place.
These results may someday offer doctors an early warning biomarker for heart disease.
A planet that is a candidate for being inhabited will no doubt experience catastrophes and extinction events on it. If life is to survive and thrive on a world, it […]
Emotions are the language of the unconscious, and in day-to-day life, they prevent us from sinking beneath an overwhelming flood of information.
A huge landslide and tsunami no one witnessed may foreshadow many more to come in the aftermath of climate change.
An astronomer thinks he sees the next red nova about to happen, and when.
A team of researchers analyzed 1,280 suicide notes written between 2000 and 2009 to seek a new prevention strategy.
Chinese activist Ai Weiwei is the most political artist on Earth. Did he just sell his soul to a department store?
Now that It Causes Cancer, Are You Going to Give Up Your Bacon? How About Your Cellphone? Or Your Pesticides?
Cancer is the scariest disease, but not all causes of cancer frighten us equally.
Officials wonder how long sled dog racing will survive the warming temperatures, which threaten the very landscape of the race.
Luis von Ahn, CEO of Duolingo and one of the inventors of CAPTCHA, explains how reCAPTCHA harnesses the abilities of both humans and computers in order to accomplish tasks such as the digitization of old books.
A groundbreaking study suggests you probably could.
A while back I wrote a post about the problem of pseudoscience in TED talks and how this problem was made so much worse by the failure across the board […]
Into the Bestiary Business Should Chinese creatures be incorporated into Anglo-Saxon parlance, and if so, where to draw the line in number and color? This goes beyond linguistic pedantry and […]