"Burke's the butcher, Hare's the thief, and Knox the man who buys the beef." Read the story of 19th-century Scotland's corpse dealers.
A new book envisions an encounter of minds between the Argentinian writer Jorge Luis Borges, the physicist Werner Heisenberg, and the philosopher Immanuel Kant.
Diogenes engaged in shocking behavior to demonstrate the contradictions, small-mindedness, and sheer absurdity of prevailing social conventions.
Before anesthetics, some patients would die of the pain on the operating table.
Scientists often find that they cannot replicate prior findings.
The Industrial Revolution changed music forever, thanks to a combination of technological advances and clever entrepreneurs.
Were Hitler’s SS henchmen willing executioners fueled by racial propaganda or mindless servants vying for promotions?
In theory, history is the sum of everything that ever happened; in practice, it’s a story we tell ourselves to make sense of and justify our actions in the present.
Society-changing ideas form through a three-stage process, argues author Michael Bhaskar.
Research suggests that aging affects a brain circuit critical for learning and decision-making.
Awe-inspiring moments can be found in our daily lives, and they have surprising benefits for our health and sense of well-being.
All of these conflicts have a long history. They may also have a long future.
Trump is #45 but Pence is #48 – and other strange consequences of the curious office of vice president.
The accounts spread hashtags like #DemDebateSoWhite and #KamalaHarrisDestroyed.
Three scientist friends, working separately, share the prestigious prize.
A listing of some of the British royalty’s favorite family names as the name Prince William’s and Kate Middleton’s new baby.
Senator John Sidney McCain III, who died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2018 at the age of 81, is lying in state in the Rotunda of the United States Capitol.
It may come as a surprise to some to find that anarchism comes in as many flavors as Ben 'n Jerry's.
U.S. Supreme Court justices receive lifetime appointments to the bench, but many wonder if indefinite terms do more harm to our legal system than good.
Fancy a game of Japanese chess?
Our increased dependency on antibiotics creates more resistant bacteria. How will we outwit these bad actors?