The crabs' blue blood contains an ancient immune defense mechanism that has helped save countless human lives.
By toppling medieval Europe’s mightiest political power, the Protestant Reformation ushered in a new age of freedom, religious and otherwise.
New research suggests the ocean current that delivers warm water to Europe has a one-in-six chance of halting temporarily over the next hundred years, potentially resulting in freezing temperatures.
New forensic evidence and three other theories on London's most notorious serial killer
Technology holds the promise of a better future, but our footprint on the planet threatens to undo all our dreams and progress. It’s pretty easy to look at the world […]
High-level official LeClair suppressed her sexuality for decades. Now that she's out, she's speaking up.
A Japanese astronomer shows that the Milky Way galaxy was formed in two stages, "dying" in between.
If the Breakthrough Starshot initiative, promoted by Stephen Hawking, works exactly as planned, it could lead to disaster. Imagine yourself on a world not so different from Earth, orbiting a […]
Philosophers often get depicted like sages in ivory towers without a practical or human side. A gossip-filled book from the 3rd century can fix that.
South Korean officials say with confidence that this will be the safest Olympics on record.
Bullshit greases the wheels of sociability. Questioning bullshit can be a sure way to lose friends and alienate people.
Coercion requires justification. How can we justify the invisible walls of our visa policies?
French researchers recently roused a patient out of a vegetative state.
Even with the greatest telescopes imaginable, there are billions of light years with nothing recognizable by today’s standards. “Despite its name, the big bang theory is not really a theory […]
Astrophysicist Neil deGrasse Tyson explains the nature of time and the conundrums of time travel in a recent interview.
Businesses looking to get people in the door may want to check out Pokémon Go. Seriously.
The best-selling Christmas toy embodies and encourages acceptance of surveillance as a necessary aspect of modern life.
What every middle-to-high schooler should know. Image credit: Bayside STEM academy, via Stanford at https://ed.stanford.edu/news/new-design-thinking-curriculum-targets-middle-school-students. “Education is an admirable thing, but it is well to remember from time to time […]
“Crazy at any price!” read a sign above the modern art masterpieces at the Nazi-sponsored Entartete Kunst (“Degenerate Art,” in English) exhibition in Munich, Germany, in 1937. The fevered brainchild […]
Here are all of the arguments against Edward Snowden. This is why they are wrong.
It is believed that the first war-related photographs were taken in 1847 by an anonymous photographer during the Mexican–American War, of which we “Remember the Alamo” and little else. But […]
With Easter and Passover on the minds of so many millions of Christians and Jews this weekend, so are the deeper themes of renewal, promise, and liberation that these religious […]