Turning away is a natural response.
Scientists across a range of disciplines have helped solve Darwin's dilemma.
“It is healthy and normal to be afraid of death."
"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.
Art criticism is inherently subjective. Still, many critics have tried to make a case for why some of the world’s most celebrated books are in fact terribly written.
Once science operations begin for James Webb, we'll never look at the Universe the same way again. Here's what everyone should know.
Considering the astronomical occupational risks, life insurance was prohibitively expensive for the first NASA astronauts.
Mary Toft staged an elaborate hoax, but the pain was real.
The debate goes back at least 400 years.
It is easy to mock Nobel Laureates who go astray, but eccentricity often accompanies brilliance. We should have some sympathy.
But the upcoming James Webb Space Telescope compels us to add, “so far.” Beginning with its 1990 launch, NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope revolutionized our conception of the Universe. This photo of […]
Some astrobiologists believe life is rare, while others believe it is common in the Universe. How can we find out which view is correct?
Voyage into the lawless world of experimental literature.
Before anesthetics, some patients would die of the pain on the operating table.
To clear Scotland’s roads in winter, the local traffic agency employs heavy machinery with punny names. Can you grit and bear it?
Borrow the same technique that produced McDonald’s, the Hawaiian pizza, the Beatles’ greatest hits, and Shakespeare’s rhetorical flair.
A woman’s name would undermine the credibility of the mission. Names of former Nazis, however, were no problem.
There are different types of atheism and atheists. In general, they can be classified as the non-religious, the non-believers, and agnostics.
To this day, one cult believes that Lemuria was real, and that its people left us the sacred wisdom to revive their advanced civilization.
An artist’s impression of what the fully-deployed James Webb Space telescope will look like from the perspective of an observer on the ‘dark’ (non-Sun-facing) side of the observatory. (NORTHRUP GRUMMAN) […]