New research solves a long-standing puzzle.
The "love hormone" might be an unexplored treatment for Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia.
The new book "Lost Cities, Ancient Tombs" documents 100 archaeological discoveries that changed the world.
The world's largest retailer has evolved "like a flea market," according to a new report from The Wall Street Journal.
Microplastics are everywhere in the ocean food chain. A new study suggests they might have another route into terrestrial animals.
Researchers believe they've found some connections in women that may help predict postpartum depression before childbirth.
Remember Syria? It’s the war everyone was talking about before the one about to erupt over Crimea invaded our screens. Turkey hasn’t forgotten, though. Syria’s northern neighbour has seen a […]
The moral philosopher John Rawls, whose theory of distributive justice will likely get mentioned at some point in discussions about the end of the filibuster for presidential nominations, would likely sit back and belly laugh at the change in these rules. He might laugh because he could be of the opinion that it is long overdue.
Control. Without a sense of control, we feel less safe. With a sense of control – whether we actually have that control or not – we feel safer. A […]
Market reports sometimes use the phrase “testing the bottom.” It’s when a market flirts with a new low, below which it will not fall. The phrase also applies to the […]
Hollywood Buzz and Bust Marketing: Comparing The Green Lantern to Iron Man, Phantom Menace and Indiana Jones 4
–Guest post by Patrick Riley, AoE Culture Correspondent There was a time when mainstream media coverage of an upcoming movie would create buzz about the film. Nowadays, publications like the New […]
Part 1 of Eruptions Etna Week with guest blogger Dr. Boris Behncke - everything you ever wanted to know about the Sicilian volcano!
In the pre-Internet world, you might have told a few people about a lousy experience you had with a company. Now the Web lets you tell millions... and your message never goes away.
Without Étienne-Joseph-Théophile Thoré, the genius of the Dutch painter Johannes Vermeer would have been lost to time.
Passing chunks of ice can fertilize ocean waters and play a role in the planet’s carbon cycle.
There could be variables beyond the ones we've identified and know how to measure. But they can't get rid of quantum weirdness.
Or, how I learned to stop worrying and love my tsundoku.
The most important events in history have nothing to do with politics or wars.
We don’t know when or how music was originally invented, but we can now track its evolution across space and time thanks to the Global Jukebox.
Climate activists' brand of iconoclasm is far removed from the Beeldenstorm that swept medieval Europe.
"Tristram Shandy" trolled its way to fame.