Quantum superposition challenges our notions of what is real.
You don’t have to “feel the burn” to see improvements to your health and well-being.
Red dwarf stars were supposed to be inhospitable. But TOI-700, now with at least two potentially habitable worlds, is quite the exception.
If tourism is the lifeblood of the Peruvian economy, then Machu Picchu is the heart pumping that blood — in sickness and in health.
The “money taboo” is not a single taboo, but rather an amalgamation of several smaller taboos tied to gender and socioeconomic class.
When maps meet stamps, you get a love child called "cartophilately."
When you can't enter flow, you can still lean on your internal rhythm.
The difference between predictions and observations of the magnetic properties of muons suggests a mystery for the Standard Model.
JWST has seen more distant galaxies than any other observatory, ever. But many candidates for "most distant of all" are likely impostors.
If comedies do get made today, they usually bypass the big screen and go straight to streaming platforms.
Over time, different structures in the brain come to play unique roles in the storage and retrieval of long-term memories.
Solving difficult visual puzzles seems to help the brain "rewire" itself by forming new neural pathways.
Wealth concentration among elites was common in ancient nations, but the scale on which it took place in Egypt’s 18th Dynasty was unprecedented.
“There’s a sense of crisis today that we did not have in the 1980’s or 90’s” — economist Tyler Cowen on progress in America.
Without Étienne-Joseph-Théophile Thoré, the genius of the Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer would have been lost to time.
The automated McDonald's has a staff comparable to other stores. But the crew members are all focused on making and packaging orders instead of delivering them.
The "subarachnoidal lymphatic-like membrane" helps shield and protect the brain.
How to defeat debaters who deal in distractions, according to a two-time world debate champion.
When boredom creeps in, many of us turn to social media. But that may be preventing us from reaching a transformative level of boredom.
Is it better to be rational or optimistic? Steven Pinker explains.
He was also a eugenicist — but at least he could draw pretty pictures.
Yes, dark energy is real. Yes, distant galaxies recede faster and faster as time goes on. But the expansion rate isn't accelerating at all.
The cost of seeing yourself as a thief is pretty steep, the results of a 2019 study suggest.