Like many of us, the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius hated waking up early, but his stoic philosophy always helped him get out of bed.
There are issues with Kinsey's data, but his books revolutionized Americans' thinking about sex and sexuality.
Individuals and organizations can maintain a strong and enduring identity by repeatedly remaking themselves.
The Vertebrate Genomes Project may spell good news for the kakapo and the vaquita.
These enormous centipedes are straight out of science fiction.
Within a month of that initial conversation, Peter Singer became a vegetarian.
Before there were planets, stars, and galaxies, before even neutral atoms or stable protons, there was the Big Bang. How did we prove it?
Steak for dinner?
Communication among cetaceans, like whales and dolphins, looks especially promising.
The apes taught sign language didn't understand what they were doing. They were merely "aping" their caretakers.
From Amazon to the US Army, everybody wants one (or 150).
Sex can be a death trap even for modern toad and frog species.
Fire-breathing dragons may represent chaos and the human impulse to conquer that threat.
"It is more human to laugh at life than to lament it."
One of the scariest films of the 1970s didn't set out to be a horror film at all.
Back to the drawing board.
COVID-19 and other microbes have shed light on disease spillover from animals to humans, but we can also spillback disease to wildlife.
If tourism is the lifeblood of the Peruvian economy, then Machu Picchu is the heart pumping that blood — in sickness and in health.
Nothing meaningful is done quickly.
For better and worse, the Columbian Exchange plugged the Americas into the global system — and there was no going back.
Fossils of ancient creatures doing anything are rare. This one is absolutely unique.
To this day, one cult believes that Lemuria was real, and that its people left us the sacred wisdom to revive their advanced civilization.
A researcher explains a little-known niche within modern physics: animal collective behavior.
Could the prevalence of flood myths around the world tell us something about early human migration or even the way our brains work?
Participation in community science programs has skyrocketed during COVID-19 lockdowns.
Economic growth is more about quality than quantity.
This year marks 2,000 years since the birth of the Roman author of the first natural encyclopedia.
The base rate fallacy may help to explain low reproducibility in various fields of science.