Hurricane Dorian has devastated the islands.
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A famous explorer's doomed ship is finally found 107 years after it was lost to the Antarctic deep.
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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.
Although the statue’s political connotations faded over time, its eyes remain fixed on a key moment in Florentine history.
Please stop calling our Sun an "average star." It is philosophically dubious and astronomically incorrect.
It follows a well-worn playbook for North Korea.
Valles Marineris on Mars is 10 times longer and three times deeper than Earth's Grand Canyon.
Portraiture is one of the most intimate genres in all of painting, and it has reinvented itself many times across European history.
In America, Cup Noodles has succeeded by hiding its Japanese roots.
Atomic clocks keep time accurately to within 1 second every 33 billion years. Nuclear clocks could blow them all away.
How much we enjoy a conversation can all be a matter of timing — specifically, how long it takes us to respond to what was just said.
The Hubble Space Telescope, 32 years after its launch, broke the all-time record for most distant star. It won't do better.
Three out of four Russians accused of witchcraft were men.
It's time to put on your listening hat.
The big-picture physics is simple – let gravity do its job.
From Ramses II to Alexander the Great, these leaders helped shaped the world we know today.
Benjamin Franklin's lightning rod saved countless lives, but some religious leaders denounced his invention.
If Rome was not built in a day, why do you think you can be?