Take a closer look before judging a book by its title.
Are you unhappy with how various events in your life turned out? Perhaps, in a parallel Universe, things worked out very differently.
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?
Carnivores, herbivores, omnivores — and now virivores.
Uncertainty is inherent to our Universe.
Gravitation, all on its own, can reveal what's present in the cosmos like nothing else.
Forget about Tinkerbell.
Is the dumpster in the alley worthy of a poem?
The word “turkey” can refer to everything from the bird itself to a populous Eurasian country to movie flops.
For the cosmos, it’s all too easy being green. Stars come in a wide variety of colors, but never green. Stars form in a wide variety of sizes, colors and masses, […]
Is "The Garden of Earthly Delights" by Hieronymus Bosch a condemnation of sin or a celebration of hedonism? Art historians still aren’t sure.
The fellowship's journey through Middle-Earth mirrors the modernization of the English countryside.
Jokes so cheesy even French philosophers will love them.
Many contemporary composers live in the shadow of Bach and Beethoven, even though they’re just as interesting to listen to.
A new study enhanced color vision for individuals with the most common type of red-green color blindness.
Solving difficult visual puzzles seems to help the brain "rewire" itself by forming new neural pathways.
We all employ heuristics to help us deal with the world. But when we make a hasty generalization, we risk making a big error in our thinking.
Many people perceive the struggle to understand our Universe as a battle between science and God. But this is a false dichotomy.
The controversy over the universe's expansion rate continues with a new, faster estimate.
Even the most unorthodox posthumous plans have their own historical, spiritual, and scientific significance.
Binary black holes eventually inspiral and merge. That's why the OJ 287 system is destined for the most energetic event in history.
In 1054, a core-collapse supernova occurred 6500 light-years away. In 2023, JWST imaged the remnant, and might solve a massive mystery.
A history of injustice and the greatest natural location for ground-based telescopes have long been at odds. Here's how the healing begins.