A 19th-century surveying mistake kept lumberjacks away from what is now Minnesota's largest patch of old-growth trees.
The German-American cartoonist introduced the idea that Santa Claus traveled with a sleigh and reindeer.
What Odysseus needed from his father was something more important: the comfort of being a son.
Singapore is a breeding ground of truly green buildings.
There were at least eight other human species, some of whom existed for far longer than we have. Who were they?
The laws of physics state that you can't create or destroy matter without also creating or destroying an equal amount of antimatter. So how are we here?
Success is about give and take — with a little more give.
A classical equivalent to Chanel No. 5.
'Six Persimmons,' an ink painting by the Chinese monk Mu Qi, has long been hailed as the poster child of Zen Buddhism. But is its reputation deserved?
Exile is a kind of death of who you once were.
He was also a eugenicist — but at least he could draw pretty pictures.
Perfectionism is on the rise, and its consequences for mental health can be devastating. The Japanese philosophy of "wabi sabi" can help.
Almost all royal lines try to legitimize their rule with legendary origin stories. Here are five of the strangest examples.
At least one of Earth's creatures is able to survive the vacuum of space.
From a desert oasis to the Rocky Mountains, being filled with awe makes me a better scientist.
In her 2020 book, "The Alchemy of Us," Ainissa Ramirez explores how important material inventions shaped the course of human experience.
Batrachopus grandis, an ancient crocodylomorph, may have chased down land prey on its own two feet.
The long-standing debate over whether dinosaurs were more like birds or lizards is drawing to a close.
Starting just about now, leaves start changing color from north to south, high to low, light to dark.
But make sure you bring the fossegrim the proper offering—or else.
We get more REM sleep in the winter.