In the wake of the pandemic, the crystal industry boomed, with customers hoping the stones might relieve a little anxiety.
Robinson v. California helped to established a rehabilitative ideal: addiction should be dealt with as a therapeutic matter.
Any dataset that can be quantified over time can be turned into a contest that is both exciting and (a little bit) enlightening.
An elaborate device called the Mechanical Turk defeated Benjamin Franklin and Napoleon Bonaparte at chess. Edgar Allan Poe revealed the hoax.
Before the war, medical experts treated the body as a sum of its parts. Conditions like wound shock and brain damage called for a change in perspective.
When it comes to vetting people for friendship, body odor seems to be a decisive factor.
Impressive but deadly physics underlie catastrophic eruptions.
From the explosions themselves to their unique and vibrant colors, the fireworks displays we adore require quantum physics.
Role-playing games like Dungeons and Dragons offer a valuable insight: Life is about shifting labels.
Francisco José de Goya y Lucientes is often labeled a quintessential Spanish artist, but his allegiance may well have lied with the French Enlightenment instead.
Bernini created art for 8 different popes. In the process, he helped reinforce and redefine Christianity’s visual culture.
We once thought the Moon was completely airless, but it turns out it has an atmosphere, after all. Even wilder: It has a tail of its own.
Drop sodium in water, and a violent, even explosive reaction will occur. But quantum physics is needed to explain why.
Once merely a theoretical curiosity, they might be the key to understanding so much more. Out of all of the known particles — both fundamental and composite — there are a whole slew of properties […]
Far from acting as the conduits of a benevolent deity, these religious leaders threw the teachings of their own church out of the window.
Media provocateurs and conspiracy theorists insist that they're "just asking questions." No, they aren’t.
How can you "touch the Sun" if you've always been inside the solar corona, yet will never reach the Sun's photosphere?
Put two grapes close together in a microwave and you'll get an electrifying result, all because of the physics of plasmas.
Science was never the same after meeting ‘the particle who lived.’ Back in the early 1930s, there were only a few known fundamental particles that made up the Universe. If you […]
Da Vinci dreamed up a helicopter 400 years before they actually existed. Now, engineers have brought his design to life, but with a twist.