From "shell shock" to "combat fatigue," the wars of the past century have violently illuminated the power trauma can wield over the mind and body.
Bite into a miracle berry and you'll perceive intense sweetness — but only after you eat something acidic, too.
A new study collected 500 data points per second. Handwriting won out.
The more horror we consume, the harder it becomes to find a good scare. These genuinely unsettling movies should get you in the mood for Halloween.
From Brahms to Tchaikovsky, here's a curated list of composers whose music has shaped the classical canon.
Previously, only the brightest and most active galaxies could pierce the obscuring wall of cosmic dust. At last, normal galaxies break through.
A computer that could decidedly pass Alan Turing's test would represent a major step toward artificial general intelligence.
It is all too easy for humans to fall into the cognitive trap of thinking that an entity that can use language fluently is sentient or intelligent.
Undiagnosed brain disease or divine inspiration? The origins of the French composer’s most provocative composition remain up for debate.
Understanding the factors behind recent growth could help us better approach inequality.
Just 12 million light-years away, the galaxies Messier 81 and 82 offer a nearby preview of the Milky Way-Andromeda merger.
In some Asian countries, what's in your blood may influence your social status.
If argumentation led to nothing, it would soon be thrown into the evolutionary dustbin.
While there is more to North Korean cinema than meets the eye, the country’s film industry ultimately amounts to little more than a mouthpiece for the ruling Kim dynasty.
The Solar System isn't a vortex, but rather the sum of all our great cosmic motions. Here's how we move through space.
The insurmountable contrasts between their visions help explain Russia’s stunted development and hint at its destructive future.
Europe is divided on whether films should have subtitles or different audio tracks.
The past ~4 billion years have been an incredibly successful, unbroken run for life on Earth. The future won't be nearly so bright.
Did the Milky Way form by slowly accreting matter or by devouring its neighboring galaxies? At last, we're uncovering our own history.
Living simply now strikes many people as simply boring.
It had long seemed impossible that supermassive black holes could grow to such enormous sizes. But the biggest problem is now solved.
And after years of mystery, we finally know where they come from. Here on Earth, thunderstorms and accompanying lightning strikes represent tremendous releases of energy. It was way back in 2011 […]
Although everyone knows that coal-based energy is a thing of the past, declarations about nuclear power plants somehow do not want to enter into force.
Today, a quickly emerging set of technologies known as bioprinting is poised to push the boundaries further.