Telegrams were the “Twitter of the 1850s and 1860s” — and they elicited the exact same overblown fears as Twitter does today.
How the simple act of watching twilight can radically transform our perception of the world and our role within it.
Researchers find that the coffee pulp is valuable in its own right.
A wide-scale examination of early Neolithic human skeletons reveals the violent history of a supposedly peaceful period.
A conversation with an advanced alien species is likely to be simple and to take 1,000 years. It might also be dangerous.
A common weed uses uncommon types of photosynthesis.
Burj Al Babas may one day be full of wealthy vacationers, but for now it’s a ghost town in the center of Turkey.
Quelle horreur! Paris isn't just a 15-minute city; it's a five-minute city.
Roughly the size of a thumbnail, this newly discovered toadlet has some anatomical surprises.
The world is facing many crises, and we should look to natural interdependence and ancient wisdom as we explore science for solutions.
Mastodons, rhinos, and even camels — all in the great state of California.
When we try to recreate simpler versions of natural ecosystems, we invariably make mistakes, argues author and biologist Rob Dunn.
To break "analysis paralysis," reduce the number of available options — and introduce an element of chance.
Galactic archaeology has uncovered a spectacular find: the Milky Way already existed more than 13 billion years ago.
The 'Monkeydactyl' was a flying reptile that evolved highly specialized adaptations in the Mesozoic Era.
The new book "Lost Cities, Ancient Tombs" documents 100 archaeological discoveries that changed the world.
Most “irrecoverable carbon” is concentrated in these tiny bits of the Earth’s land mass. Can we keep it there?
Pando, which is Latin for "I spread," is a single organism spanning some 106 acres.
Move over, forest bathing.
Destruction of the Ukrainian dam unleashed a catastrophic flood—and surfaced centuries of cultural heritage. Now there’s a call not to rebuild it.
Earth is not a benign mother. We have begun to witness what happens when it unleashes its fury.
A true scientific view of if, where, and when extraterrestrial life exists is within our grasp thanks to biosignatures and technosignatures.
Harmony and moderation make for a happier life.
The lush biodiversity of South America's rainforests is rooted in one of the most cataclysmic events that ever struck Earth.
The arsons were no accident, archaeological evidence suggests.
Studio Ghibli movies celebrate the natural world using a very Japanese mixture of Shinto, Buddhist, and Daoist themes.
Serving as the inspiration for the modern horror classic “The Blair Witch Project,” what does our fascination with this unsolvable mystery tell us about our modern psyche?
Bram Stoker's mother survived a terrible cholera outbreak and recounted the ghastly scenes to her son years later.