Horses pranced around the western hemisphere until they went extinct in the late Holocene. They were reintroduced by European colonists — though where, when, and how has remained unclear.
Unlike other world rulers, Genghis Khan was laid to rest not inside an elaborate mausoleum but an unmarked grave somewhere in Mongolia. Maybe.
The findings at L’Anse aux Meadows mark the the earliest known year by which human migration had encircled the planet.
Israel looks to deploy its “Iron Beam” air-defense system within the year.
Technologically, the answer is definitely no. But that doesn't mean CGI is always used to good effect.
Long before Christopher and Magellan, ancient explorers voyaged into the unknown and brought home extraordinary tales.
This everyday electrical phenomenon had no widely accepted scientific explanation — perhaps, until now.
A 2020 study has revived a longstanding controversy over Christopher Columbus' claims of marauding cannibals in the Caribbean.
Mind Bank Ai is the newest entrant in an ambitious idea: using AI to create a kind of immortality.
Will nefarious players use social media to sway public opinion again this November?
A team of Japanese researchers comes across a remarkably simple trick.
From psychology to neuroscience, what we believe is not nearly as relevant as why we do.
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Maps show the oldest company in (nearly) every country – and a few interesting corporate trends.
A wealthy team doesn't automatically make for a successful team.
This parody documentary skewers both the skeptic and the superstitious, and accurately shows what issues skeptics face.
Despite the negative rhetoric, Europeans are getting more liberal about immigration.
Devil facial tumor disease, or DFTD, has cut the Tasmanian devil population by 90 percent. Now, some devils have evolved to resist the virulent cancer.
Wray said the investigation was "limited in scope" and "followed standard procedures," though he seemed to sidestep repeated questions about the involvement of the White House in determining the scope of the investigation.
New research reveals empirical data on how anti-Muslim sentiment could be nudging some Muslim Americans toward extremism.
Crazy Rich Asians is the first film to feature an all-Asian cast in 25 years. It is also a bonafide success, both financially and culturally. Inspired by its fanfare, Big Think looks at seven other films that shook American society.
A record-breaking 515 contestants competed in the 2018 Scripps National Spelling Bee where they faced words like Soubresaut, Condottiere, and Amyloid.