Sobering accounts from one of the most pivotal battles in world history.
Mammals have a history stretching back 325 million years. To study that ancient history is to know our own origins.
No matter how beautiful, elegant, or compelling your idea is, if it disagrees with observation and experiment, it's wrong.
Long before the Wordle mania, there was the crossword puzzle craze. And newspapers around the world condemned them as an “invasive weed” that caused mental illnesses and even murder.
50% of stars are in Sun-like ‘singlet’ systems. The planetary nebulae we see just don’t line up. Around 7 billion years from now, our Sun’s life will end. As the Sun […]
The dream of zero resistance is closer than you may think. One of the biggest physical problems in modern society is resistance. Not political or social resistance, mind you, but electrical […]
Diogenes was no doubt odd, but Cynicism might just help our overcrowded lives.
An information war is being waged.
Humans are woefully unaware of their olfactory sense. That's the reality we've been sold.
These pink feathered folk form complex social networks and are choosy about who they spend their time with, according to a new study.
You’d have to throw out a lot of known physics for this to even be a possibility. Here’s why. It’s an undeniable scientific fact that dark matter must exist in order […]
Before you judge someone's personality based in their playlist, you may want to read the results of this study.
Taped on the Asian side of Istanbul, Turkey: The ancient art of coffee ground reading. Food as a citizen of geographic, not national borders. Chef and food ethnographer Musa Dağdeviren, author of THE TURKISH COOKBOOK, and his ambitious project to preserve Turkey's rich and diverse cuisine.
Experts are saying it's a "huge step forward for synthetic biology."
The new fossil offers insight into when whales returned to the oceans millions of years ago.
These ten ghostly astronomical sights house some deep-and-frightening scientific truths within them. With a huge suite of different observatories for viewing the Universe, innumerable details can be revealed. This ‘Godzilla’ asterism […]
On Sept. 2, a fire spread through Rio de Janeiro’s National Museum, devouring the historic building and most of its 20 million culturally and scientifically important items. We look at nine priceless artifacts and collections likely lost in the blaze.
A new study from the University of Oxford reveals what foods are, and are not, healthy for the environment.
Men are barbarians, while women are civilizing. Or at least, that's how the stereotype goes.
IFLS might be fun for the armchair enthusiast, but couldn’t you have at least consulted an expert? “You were always a good officer. Until you weren’t.”–Saru, from Star Trek: Discovery With […]
The Tour is both the oldest and most popular of the world's major cycling races. The Tour has been to Holland more often than it has been to Corsica.
Does the move come out of an obligation to fairness, or some other reason?
Whereas European countries were once able to tap into their history for subjects for opera, America’s never succeeded in doing the same. That problem comes in part from the decline in opera as a popular, public art form, but also perhaps from the lack of operatically epic subjects to be found in American history. Now, composer David T. Little hopes to create a modern American opera with JFK, a 2-act, 2-hour opera focusing on the life of President John F. Kennedy, whose life and death became defining moments not only for the Baby Boom generation, but also, many would suggest, the hinge upon which all American history turns for the last half century. Set to premier in 2016, JFK as a work-in-progress already raises important questions about how opera (and art in general) can approach history.