Not all stress is created equal.
Harvard psychiatrist Robert Waldinger discusses how 80 years of ongoing research show relationships to be vital for health and happiness.
Considering the astronomical occupational risks, life insurance was prohibitively expensive for the first NASA astronauts.
The volcano’s historic eruption preserved an ancient library, but rendered its content illegible. A public competition aims to change that.
Was the terror of Biscayne Bay a man who escaped slavery, an African chieftain, or a marketing ploy that went viral?
The unique light signatures of nautical beacons translate into hypnotic cartography.
The photometric filters for the Vera Rubin Observatory are complete and showcase why they are indispensable for astronomy.
When justice isn’t tempered by something such as mercy, forgiveness, or nonviolence, efforts to make society more equitable often backfire.
The great philosopher spent the final portion of his painful life in a vegetative state. Did illness get him there, or was it his own philosophy?
Awe-inspiring moments can be found in our daily lives, and they have surprising benefits for our health and sense of well-being.
Some processes, like quantum tunneling, have been shown to occur instantaneously. But the ultimate cosmic speed limit remains unavoidable.
Impossible standards and poor self-understanding are making us miserable.
William Shatner is going to space because Jeff Bezos loves Star Trek.
Solving difficult visual puzzles seems to help the brain "rewire" itself by forming new neural pathways.
The tonal Native American language differentiates words based on pitch and makes Spanish conjugation look like child’s play.
Three years after the pandemic began, we still don't know the origin of COVID. A strange lack of curiosity has stifled the debate.
This collection of learning and development quotes serves as a reminder of the meaning and purpose behind this important work.
His grandfather, a member of Oppenheimer’s atomic bomb team, foresaw the potential of nuclear energy to power cities — not destroy them.
The Kazungula Bridge connects Zambia and Botswana, barely missing Namibia and Zimbabwe.
In all of science, no figures have changed the world more than Einstein and Newton. Will anyone ever be as revolutionary again?