Scientists often find that they cannot replicate prior findings.
It is time to give the Russian cosmologist the credit he deserves.
Before anesthetics, some patients would die of the pain on the operating table.
William Shatner is going to space because Jeff Bezos loves Star Trek.
Awe makes us feel smaller but also more connected to life and each other.
We're still using 800,000 gallons of embalming fluid a year, but burials are becoming far less common.
Were Hitler’s SS henchmen willing executioners fueled by racial propaganda or mindless servants vying for promotions?
In theory, history is the sum of everything that ever happened; in practice, it’s a story we tell ourselves to make sense of and justify our actions in the present.
The Industrial Revolution changed music forever, thanks to a combination of technological advances and clever entrepreneurs.
Society-changing ideas form through a three-stage process, argues author Michael Bhaskar.
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Research suggests that aging affects a brain circuit critical for learning and decision-making.
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The accounts spread hashtags like #DemDebateSoWhite and #KamalaHarrisDestroyed.
Trump is #45 but Pence is #48 – and other strange consequences of the curious office of vice president.
All of these conflicts have a long history. They may also have a long future.
Three scientist friends, working separately, share the prestigious prize.
We used to think the Big Bang meant the universe began from a singularity. Nearly 100 years later, we're not so sure.
Empathy makes us human. Humans make structures that rob us of empathy when we need it most. Helen Riess is trying to reverse that trend.
Senator John Sidney McCain III, who died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018 at the age of 81, is lying in state in the Rotunda of the United States Capitol.
A listing of some of the British royalty’s favorite family names as the name Prince William’s and Kate Middleton’s new baby.
The famed science fiction author coined the term "cyberspace" before it existed.
It may come as a surprise to some to find that anarchism comes in as many flavors as Ben 'n Jerry's.