Unlike other world rulers, Genghis Khan was laid to rest not inside an elaborate mausoleum but an unmarked grave somewhere in Mongolia. Maybe.
It may depend on whether you're an "easily empathetically embarrassed" person.
The main bioactive compound in catnip seems to protect cats from mosquitoes. It might protect humans, too.
Alzheimer's has proved difficult to treat. But solving the mystery of this ultra-rare frontotemporal dementia may unlock new understanding.
A new study at UPenn found that effective learning includes mistakes—just not too many.
A generation ago, NASA launched their great observatories to explore the Universe. It’s time for round 2. Throughout the history of astronomy, every advance we’ve ever made has come about because […]
Will and Ariel Durant were praised for their ability to look at the big picture without losing sight of its little details, even if they did miss some of them.
Perhaps downhill and cross-country skiers don't face the fate of potters, typesetters and saddlers, but their situation is certainly unclear.
Richard Lyon's visionary plan for the future of innovation at Berkeley.
And how cutting just $1 billion per year in funding from NASA’s budget would be a catastrophe for science. When you think of the great cosmic beyond and what we know […]
Researchers at UT Southwestern noted a 47 percent increase in blood flow to regions associated with memory.
An algorithm produced every possible melody. Now its creators want to destroy songwriter copyrights.
A computer coder and a lawyer decide they have a right to speak for all the songwriters that ever lived, those who are alive today, and all those yet to be born.
Humans are particularly prone to shiver when a group does or thinks the same thing at the same time.
It had long seemed impossible that supermassive black holes could grow to such enormous sizes. But the biggest problem is now solved.
A group representing more than 100 of the biggest corporations in the U.S. has released a statement updating its definition of the purpose of American corporations.
In order to reap the greatest rewards, we have to think big and invest big. One of these four missions will deliver like never before. When it comes to exploring the […]
You may not recognize the names, but these seven scientists have improved the lives of people the world over.
Small sample size? No underlying theory? Conflicts with all other results? It checks all the boxes. There’s nothing that’s special, on a cosmic scale, about our place in the Universe. Not […]
After the Big Bang, merging supermassive black holes are unparalleled. Here’s how we’ll find the first one. Last week, NASA’s Chandra X-ray observatory made history by announcing the most energetic explosive […]
The hard part was keeping the list down to ten.
Instead of beating adversaries in games, we might learn more about intelligence if we tried to teach artificial agents to play together as we do: as paladins and elf rangers.
Would your dog, cat, or other pet eat you if you died? The truth about if — and how soon — our animal friends start to see us in a different light.
Imagined memory palaces are still used by memory champions and the few who practice the memory arts, but they are best known from Greco-Roman times.
If we don’t invest in learning about the Universe, we aren’t going to learn very much. Every ten years, the field of astronomy and astrophysics undergoes a Decadal Survey. This charts […]
Some people like going to bed early in the evening and waking up at the crack of dawn. Others are most alive after the Sun has set, preferring the darkness […]