Instead of worshipping Yahweh, the devotees were perhaps dedicated to Mars and Jupiter.
Before anesthetics, some patients would die of the pain on the operating table.
It is time to give the Russian cosmologist the credit he deserves.
From wearable electronics to microscopic sensors to telemedicine, new advances like graphene and supercapacitors are bringing "impossible" electronics to life.
This medieval-themed meme highlights a shady yet all too common rhetorical move people make in arguments.
If your Universe contains any matter at all, a constant Hubble parameter is absolutely impossible. Our observable Universe is an enormous place, with some two trillion galaxies strewn across the […]
If you thought that diamonds were the hardest things of all, this will have you thinking again. Carbon is one of the most fascinating elements in all of nature, with chemical […]
The legacy of Felix Dzerzhinsky, who led Soviet secret police in the "Red Terror," still confounds Russia.
The photos were taken the same day as Russian cosmonauts investigated a mysterious hole discovered in one of the craft.
Images revealing the power of Hurricane Florence enthrall us and terrify us at the same time.
Fashion designer Tina Gorjanc has introduced a line of leather handbags and jackets made from late designer Alexander McQueen’s lab-grown skin.
"I also strongly believe that science is no longer a vocation where an individual sits in a darkened lab with his instruments, tinkering away at some big question. Science is collaborative, and will become more so."
What is this thing called love? I took my own stab at understanding the neurobiological circuits underlying love and sex with my own book, DIRTY MINDS: HOW OUR BRAINS INFLUENCE […]
If you remember, I’ve decided to “celebrate” the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War by remembering failures of Southern and Confederate statesmanship. My first post affirmed the […]
In 2020, scientists took more than a kilo of moon rock and soil back to Earth for testing.
The most important events in history have nothing to do with politics or wars.
Like many of us, the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius hated waking up early, but his stoic philosophy always helped him get out of bed.
We confidently state that the Universe is known to be 13.8 billion years old, with an uncertainty of just 1%. Here's how we know.
Is history decided by discernible laws or does it unfold based on random, unpredictable occurrences?
All nations have founding myths, but none are quite like Russia's.