Paintings played an important role in these ancient civilizations. Unfortunately, pigment is not nearly as durable as marble.
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Earth is not a benign mother. We have begun to witness what happens when it unleashes its fury.
Although the statue’s political connotations faded over time, its eyes remain fixed on a key moment in Florentine history.
Protest music is a natural feature of humanity.
Can spacekime help us make headway on some of the most pernicious inconsistencies in physics?
There's something special about islands - in some cases, it's the price tag
Master negotiator Chris Voss breaks down how to get what you want during negotiations.
Among history’s many thought leaders, Plato may sport the most impressive resume of the bunch. The Athenian philosopher founded the Academy. His Dialogues are required reading at every institution of […]
Circle spoofing is an advanced form of GPS manipulation – but nobody knows exactly how, or why.
A DNA test promises to reveal your hidden history — but is it all smoke and mirrors?
The distance between the American dream and reality is expressed best through literature.
Our culture has its own mistaken assumption: that the individual is an autonomous human intellect independent from the social environment.
It’s rare but spectacular when the Moon passes in front of another planet. Here’s how to see it. From our perspective on Earth, the night sky appears virtually unchanged with the […]
Rates of centenarians are going to increase eightfold in the next three decades.
Consciousness is body-dependent. VR enthusiasts are betting otherwise.
You've heard of the big Greek philosophers. Now, read about the ones who inspired them.
Sometimes science is stranger than fiction. “To morrow, I believe, is to be an eclipse of the sun, and I think it perfectly meet and proper that the sun in the […]
Our special place on the planet becomes harder to stomach the more we destroy it.
Can we work out what ingredients could make "free will" work? Here's a map of some of the steps it would need.