Strange underwater icicles form in the Earth's coldest regions and freeze living organisms in place.
An elaborate device called the Mechanical Turk defeated Benjamin Franklin and Napoleon Bonaparte at chess. Edgar Allan Poe revealed the hoax.
Until robots understand jokes and sarcasm, artificial general intelligence will remain in the realm of science fiction.
More than mindless bloodshed, the gladiatorial games were organized sports. Gladiators were treated as world-class athletes, receiving superior diets and medical care.
While other factors exist, sexual prowess appears to have helped determine the role of Protoceratops frills.
The world is changing, and technology is driving that change. Today, that observation is about as compelling as the insight that water runs downhill. It’s just what technology (and water) […]
Dancing, for Nietzsche, was another way of saying Yes! to life.
Researchers from Israel reversed two key processes involved in aging.
Perhaps downhill and cross-country skiers don't face the fate of potters, typesetters and saddlers, but their situation is certainly unclear.
A new study suggests that maintaining gut health to avoid diabetes may be little simpler than previously believed.
Once numbering just 27 birds, the global population of California condors is now in the hundreds.
The revolution is already happening.
Business leaders know they must prepare for technological upheavals in the years ahead. But keeping up-to-date on new technologies—to say nothing of understanding their complexities and forecasting those shifts—is an […]
And either way, is energy or information conserved? When two things in the Universe that “always” occur meet one another, how do you know which one will win? Gravitational waves, […]
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If we were born trillions of years in the future, could we even figure out our cosmic history?
Isolation and empathy are by no means mutually exclusive.
It will take a national effort to get it done. Here’s how. Over the past six months — a full half of a year — the United States has suffered more deaths and illnesses due […]
On Tuesday, eight science-credentialed candidates were elected to the House of Representatives.
A fascinating new book tells the untold stories of two women, Jackie Cochran and Jerrie Cobb, who could have been first. On June 18, 1983, the Space Shuttle Challenger launched with […]
Some experts may worry that AI will depersonalize health care, but others see its potential to deepen relationships.
Harvard Business Review recently published a report showing how Americans prioritize meaning in the workplace.
The problem is going to get a lot worse before it gets better, and the decision is all up to SpaceX whether they’ll fix it. On Wednesday morning, January 29, 2020, […]