We have a morbid curiosity about nautical disaster stories. The Irish "Wreck Viewer" offers a window into centuries of marine misfortune.
This is a time for family and friends to gather, watch the full moon and eat mooncakes and other delicacies.
Fear is one of the oldest and most powerful emotions known to man, so it should come as no surprise that horror stories are as old as storytelling itself.
While we can see many solar storms coming, some are "stealthy." A new study shows how to detect them.
Science has come a long way since Mary Shelley penned "Frankenstein." But we still grapple with the same questions.
Any alien civilization that grows to span an entire planet would spark the same effects that we have. So, what do we do about it?
There have been some 6,000 Great Lakes shipwrecks, which have claimed an estimated 30,000 lives. These maps show some of them.
Reality is far stranger than fiction.
The findings at L’Anse aux Meadows mark the the earliest known year by which human migration had encircled the planet.
We've only seen Uranus up close once: from Voyager 2, back in 1986. The next time we do it, its features will look entirely different.
A marine scientist explains the threat of the Loop Current, a 800-pound gorilla of Gulf hurricane risks.
From succubi to aliens, stories of abductions or other unsettling encounters have been with us for millennia. What explains them?
The brain appears to remember immune responses, and memories can trigger them to happen again. This might explain some psychosomatic illnesses.
The poisoned candy legend is just one way that American fears manifested: as an easily understood threat to innocence.
The German-American cartoonist introduced the idea that Santa Claus traveled with a sleigh and reindeer.
Contrary to popular belief, it’s not to mark Mexican independence.
What Odysseus needed from his father was something more important: the comfort of being a son.
"The Soul of a New Machine" provides a rare level of insight into the minds and decisions of humanity's greatest thinkers.
The world is full of great mysteries. This is one of them.
Detective fiction reveals how a particular society or time period looks at crime and criminal justice.
Time for a status check before watching "Moon Knight."
“How can we live without our lives? How will we know it’s us without our past?” Steinbeck writes.
Three out of four Russians accused of witchcraft were men.
We are generally taught that there is an arc of history — an inevitable path of progress that leads to modern society. Maybe it isn't true.