The sonnenrad is a Heathen symbol composed of 12 repeated runes.
A decade ago, scientists weren’t able to confidently connect any individual weather event to climate change, even though the warming trends were clear.
Bernini created art for 8 different popes. In the process, he helped reinforce and redefine Christianity’s visual culture.
Much like energy and nutrients flow in a continuous cycle between the elements of a natural ecosystem, a free flow of knowledge fuels the growth of a learning ecosystem.
Books that were rarely taught in 1963, when baby boomers were students, became classics when those same boomers were teachers and parents.
New research finds that dinosaurs were already adapted to living in cold climates before the end-Triassic mass extinction. But how?
For many people, a challenge to their worldview feels like an attack on their personal identity.
The artifacts were often made from found objects – an Ivory dish-soap bottle transformed into an earthenware figure.
Science doesn't exist in a cultural and existential vacuum and its teaching shouldn't either.
Science and the humanities have been antagonistic for too long. Many of the big questions of our time require them to work closer than ever.
After it became clear that the world wasn't 6,000 years old, some proposed that northern peoples had emerged independently from others.
In the Saudi Arabian desert, the Al Naslaa rock formation looks completely unnatural. Its perfectly vertical split remains a mystery.
Long before tobacco arrived from the Americas, ancient civilizations in the Old World were getting high off hemp smoke and opium.
Society-changing ideas form through a three-stage process, argues author Michael Bhaskar.
When you wish upon a star, it probably makes a difference who you are.
Only talk about the weather?
It is all too easy for humans to fall into the cognitive trap of thinking that an entity that can use language fluently is sentient or intelligent.
Astronaut Chris Hadfield shares how living in space has bettered his life on Earth.
Using data collected from ancient civilizations across the world, researchers identified the most significant factors in human development. War came out on top.
Does memory start to work only at a certain age?
Hoarders know their habits are abnormal, and yet they cannot help themselves. Maybe you can help them.
EV charging stations are the most widespread alternative to gas and diesel pumps. Each alternative has its own hotspots and "deserts."
The nascent field of geopsychology shows that the Big Five personality traits vary by region. But not all results conform to stereotype.