One of the scariest films of the 1970s didn't set out to be a horror film at all.
Televising the coronation was thought to be an affront to the dignity of the event.
The peasant turned czarist advisor has come to be known and feared as the devil incarnate, but was he really as demonic as we have been led to believe?
The answer to this question depends on how you define "freedom."
Just because you have “star” in your name doesn’t mean you are one. When we think about the objects in our Universe, they fall into two categories: self-luminous objects, like stars, […]
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.
The strangest thing about trying to predict the future is that our only clues lie in the past.
The prize went to three researchers who revolutionized the social sciences by taking advantage of natural experiments.
Bernini created art for 8 different popes. In the process, he helped reinforce and redefine Christianity’s visual culture.
Are the stellar remnants in our cosmic backyard actually our parents and grandparents?
It occurred naturally, and scientists know this for certain. Starting in late 2019, a novel strain of coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, began infecting human beings for the very first time. Discovered in samples […]
Although most of the Universe's mass is dark matter, which gravitates just as well as normal matter, it still can't make black holes.
At just 3 solar masses, it eliminates the “mass gap.” Searching for black holes is one of the most difficult astronomical games a scientist can play. Emitting no light of their […]
The summit of Europe's most active volcano is also the world's only decipoint.
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In 2008, Elon Musk explained which of history's tech geniuses was his role model.
Lab-grown lungs have been successfully placed in pigs for the first time. How long until we get to humans?
Studying 'episodic memory' in animals may hold the key to understanding memory loss in humans.
The origin of the 3rd element on the periodic table was one of the great cosmic mysteries. We just solved it. How did we form the elements that pervade the Universe […]
Despite warnings and protestations from astronomers and skywatchers, Starlink is moving fast and breaking things. In May of this year, Elon Musk’s SpaceX launched the first group of its new satellite […]
When two black holes that shouldn’t exist are seen merging, physics has some explaining to do. After years of searching for gravitational waves, it finally happened: LIGO bagged the biggest one […]
If you were to compress the entire history of the Universe into one calendar year, everything we love happens on December 31st. Our Universe has been around for 13.8 billion years […]
Bushier eyebrows are associated with higher levels of narcissism, according to new research.
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