The most technically impressive feats of animation often strike us as eerie instead of impressive, and it’s all thanks to the uncanny valley.
From a desert oasis to the Rocky Mountains, being filled with awe makes me a better scientist.
The light from Earendel took 12.9 billion years to reach Hubble. The star is millions of times brighter than our Sun and 50 times as massive.
The way that the ancient Megalodon adapted to water temperature has important implications for modern marine creatures.
The German artist painted death as it appeared in life – omnipresent and hidden in plain sight.
Back to the drawing board.
Americans don't like to ride the bus. There are ways to fix that.
Let's hope that squid don't evolve lungs and legs, or humanity might be in real trouble.
Spaceguard shows that we can manage risks to the extinction of humanity — if only we put our mind to it.
Daylight saving time was first implemented during the first world war to take advantage of longer daylight hours and save energy. While this made a difference when we heavily relied on coal […]
Charlie Kaufman's Synecdoche, New York is the kind of film that makes you laugh and cry at the same time.
All of these conflicts have a long history. They may also have a long future.
The power of play: our forgotten lifehack.
From questionable shipwrecks to outright attacks, the Sentinelese clearly don't want to be bothered.
Some of the coastal areas were not repopulated for millennia afterward, showing that there was a long-lasting memory of this tragic event.
We have a morbid curiosity about nautical disaster stories. The Irish "Wreck Viewer" offers a window into centuries of marine misfortune.
Do the health risks outweigh the benefits?
The 557-million-year-old specimen challenges the theory that animal body plans were laid out in the Cambrian explosion.
It's time to put on your listening hat.
Every December, the Geminid meteor shower reaches its peak. Its 2021 show will be spectacular, but only if you do it right.
From "shell shock" to "combat fatigue," the wars of the past century have violently illuminated the power trauma can wield over the mind and body.
Spicy foods are enjoyed the world over, but scientists don't know why people partake in culinary masochism.