Some of the weirdest characters in Greek mythology were Athenian kings.
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We bake pies for Pi Day, so why not celebrate other mathematical achievements.
For Nietzsche, a great work of art can either veil the horror of reality or – better yet – help us face it.
Humanity is in trouble. Here's how aliens could help.
Who — or what — really controls your mind?
A new online religion is spreading misinformation and phony products.
Lawmen and outlaws were often the same people.
The fictitious 31st-century world portrayed by the series is actually quite a bit like our own in the 21st century.
Synthetic biology has the power to cure and kill. Have we learned from our past mistakes?
Researchers find a way to distort laser light to survive a trip through disordered obstacles.
The spooky world of quantum mechanics might reach out and touch you — by mutating your DNA. Welcome to the weird world of quantum biology.
Scientists find routes using arches of chaos that can lead to much faster space travel.
"Tristram Shandy" trolled its way to fame.
Science will lead us to a universal morality and a cosmic religion.
Could the prevalence of flood myths around the world tell us something about early human migration or even the way our brains work?
The history of cartography might have been very different if the Latin version of Muhammad al-Idrisi's atlas had survived instead of the Arabic one.
Light carries with it the secrets of reality in ways we cannot completely understand.
Climate activists' brand of iconoclasm is far removed from the Beeldenstorm that swept medieval Europe.
Dante’s epic journey through hell and heaven reveal how the poet felt about his own country.
Some economists predict China's economy will overtake the U.S. economy by 2028.
Pain makes sense from an evolutionary perspective. What's puzzling is why so many of us choose to seek out painful experiences.
No matter how accurately you place two Plinko chips, you cannot count on the same outcome twice. Of all the pricing games on the iconic television show The Price Is Right, […]
This collection of learning and development quotes serves as a reminder of the meaning and purpose behind this important work.
Rejecting romanticism, these famous paintings depict war as it really is: sadistic and senseless.