When the mutual relatives of two royal families died, the countries were likelier to go to war.
Death is the great and terrifying unknown, awaiting us all at the end of this life. Giving it a personality makes it easier to gaze upon.
Here's what the weather phenomenon baking large parts of the country actually means.
“I need to think about the future. Will you help me?”
When you say, "I'll get it done this week," you're just lying to yourself.
The mad dog’s bite caused a hideous metamorphosis, which transformed its human victim into a nefarious monster.
What Odysseus needed from his father was something more important: the comfort of being a son.
Unlike other world rulers, Genghis Khan was laid to rest not inside an elaborate mausoleum but an unmarked grave somewhere in Mongolia. Maybe.
More than 20% Americans live in a state with access to a medically assisted death.
When someone is lying to you personally, you may be able to see what they're doing.
Ideas often taken for granted in the United States and Europe about what it means to be a person are, quite simply, not shared with other cultures.
50% of stars are in Sun-like ‘singlet’ systems. The planetary nebulae we see just don’t line up. Around 7 billion years from now, our Sun’s life will end. As the Sun […]
People remember when governments lie to them and it lowers their satisfaction in government officials.
The first personality tests revolved around assessing people’s reactions to ambiguous and often unsettling images. Today, the gold standard is a barrage of questions.
How long should one wait until an idea like string theory, seductive as it may be, is deemed unrealistic?
What was this mammoth tusk doing on the ocean floor 150 miles from land?
The strangest thing about trying to predict the future is that our only clues lie in the past.
For some people, there is only one thing to live for. They commit their entire being to that thing. They are dangerous.
SIDS deaths have decreased worldwide, but research has yet to solve this medical mystery.
According to Sigmund Freud, our revulsion at taboos is an attempt to suppress a part of us that actually wants to do them.
The risk of dying basically flattens after age 110.
Suppose that fetuses are persons. Since pregnant people are too, how should conflicts between them be settled?
Is hope more realistic than despair? Aquinas thinks so.