When Pablo Picasso and other early modernists appropriated elements of so-called “primitive” African art for Cubist and proto-Cubist works such as 1907’s Les Demoiselles d’Avignon they perpetrated a kind of […]
Two weeks ago, the happiest place on earth got a whole lot happier. Tokyo Disneyland, in a move that surprised and delighted thousands across Asia, announced their support of gay […]
Before anesthetics, some patients would die of the pain on the operating table.
Mammals have a history stretching back 325 million years. To study that ancient history is to know our own origins.
The apes taught sign language didn't understand what they were doing. They were merely "aping" their caretakers.
The human brain is only the latest chapter in the ancient story of thinking on Earth.
Historically, periods of mass flourishing are underpinned by technological revolutions. Currently, we are undergoing a technological revolution unlike anything the world has ever seen.
When we try to recreate simpler versions of natural ecosystems, we invariably make mistakes, argues author and biologist Rob Dunn.
Albert Einstein and his theory of general relativity continue to amaze us to this day.
The pilot project is in 10 stores and is 85% accurate.
Legendary cartoonist John Groth's pictorial map captures LA's film factories in their Golden Age.
This mystery comes in two varieties: repeating and non-repeating. Here’s what we know so far. Imagine that you were looking out at the distant Universe, watching the stars, galaxies, and the […]
The Ultra-Deep and eXtreme Deep Fields have revealed the Universe as never before. Here’s what lies inside. From 2003 through 2014, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope observed the same tiny region across […]
A new study claims that dark energy is changing with time. Here’s what it would mean, if true. For the past generation, we’ve recognized that our Universe is a particularly dark […]
The Royole Corporation beat Samsung to the punch when it recently released the world's first commercially available folding smartphone.
In the world of crypto, the more outlandish the idea, the more potentially disruptive.
Twenty years ago, Nintendo asked America to try to catch 'em all. We still haven't (legitimately) captured a Mew.
If all you see is low-energy light in a myriad of directions, you can’t be sure. But this light comes from the Big Bang. There are a lot of things that […]
The vast emptiness of space isn't really so empty: It's filled with space goop made of greasy carbon molecules.
The medicinal properties of ayahuasca come from two plants: Banisteriopsis caapi, a psychedelic brew that Amazonian indigenous populations have long used for spiritual purposes, and Psychotria viridis. The first randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trial of the beverage show that it can ease severe depression.
A moving mural by street artist Eduardo Kobra is one of the first fruits of a revolution about to take the art world by storm.