Humanity is never fully in control of its creations. This lesson from Mary Shelley has remained relevant for over 200 years.
We don't know what causes Miyake events, but these great surges of energy can help us understand the past — while posing a threat to our future.
High-conflict people are found in all walks of life. Learning how to identify them, and what to do next, can save you much emotional turmoil.
Evolutionary psychology could explain those otherworldly feelings.
More than 300 years ago, a Spanish ship laden with unspeakable treasure sank after a battle. Because of greed, the treasure remains on the sea floor.
We cannot deduce laws about a higher level of complexity by starting with a lower level of complexity. Here, reductionism meets a brick wall.
The European Space Agency’s Solar Orbiter recently captured images that could help scientists better under the mysterious physics of our Sun.
Bloodcurdling war cries, shrieking elephants, and whistling arrows all made soldiers flee in terror.
In a state of "hyperwar," accidents or unexpected AI decisions could lead to widespread devastation before humans could intervene.
Earth is not a benign mother. We have begun to witness what happens when it unleashes its fury.
You may only have a few minutes to prepare.
After the German election, will the nation continue to "muddle through" successfully enough to lead Europe?
Just don't expect the apocalypse to look like it does in the movies.
His grandfather, a member of Oppenheimer’s atomic bomb team, foresaw the potential of nuclear energy to power cities — not destroy them.
The Swedish Academy honored the writer for his uncompromising inquiry into the lasting consequences of Africa’s colonization.
The answer to this question depends on how you define "freedom."
According to literary theorist Mikhail Bakhtin, Dostoevsky's talents were on par with those of William Shakespeare.
Searching for happiness in the midst of personal or societal crises are nothing new.
∆G = ∆H - T∆S is one of the most abstract formulas in science, but it is also one of the most important. Without it, life cannot exist.
Wealth concentration among elites was common in ancient nations, but the scale on which it took place in Egypt’s 18th Dynasty was unprecedented.