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William Shatner is going to space because Jeff Bezos loves Star Trek.
Two Williams pioneered geological mapping in Britain and the United States - but the world only remembers one.
Forgetting and misremembering are the building blocks of creativity and imagination.
Certain companies feel magical. Though the spells they cast may be unique, each emits an aura that delights customers, attracts top talent, and impels the culture to pay attention. Apple […]
After 70 years, "The Power of Positive Thinking" remains incredibly popular, even though its critics find the book to be mostly fluff.
A 2020 study has revived a longstanding controversy over Christopher Columbus' claims of marauding cannibals in the Caribbean.
There could be variables beyond the ones we've identified and know how to measure. But they can't get rid of quantum weirdness.
Map shows oldest buildings for each U.S. state – but also hints at what's missing.
What do communist dictators Joseph Stalin and Mao Zedong have in common with U.S. Presidents like John F. Kennedy and Ronald Reagan? Hint: It’s the same thing they have in […]
Research suggests that aging affects a brain circuit critical for learning and decision-making.
Hidden variables aren’t ruled out, but they can’t get rid of quantum weirdness. Ever since the discovery of the bizarre behavior of quantum systems, we’ve been forced to reckon with […]
Hubble has been operational for nearly 30 years, and still produces the most spectacular images of all. Here are this year’s best. Hubble, astronomy’s revolutionary observatory, narrowly survived last year’s gyroscope […]
How an off-the-radar Nobel Prize brings us ever nearer to finding a major cure.
When he was developing his famous hierarchy of needs, Abraham Maslow cited 9 historical figures that achieved self-actualization.
Schadenfreude has always been with us.
The ways in which humans have divinized technology.
In 1919, Woodrow Wilson attempted to rally the U.S. behind the League of Nations. His failure suggested the way forward.
Our attention is more than just a resource. It is an experience.
If a star spins and then collapses, what happens to its angular momentum? The most common way to form a black hole in the Universe is to have a massive […]
We need a break, but the possibility of getting one seems unlikely.
When it comes to flirting, love meters have nothing on these researchers' findings.
"Enforcing language norms is a way of enforcing power structures."
Shouldn't that be Hindenburgburg, mate?
Physicists propose that violations of a fundamental law of physics in early stages of the universe are responsible for the mysterious dark energy.
If Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice made you mad, maybe you’re part of the modern nerd culture Batman began.
If you saw the lunar eclipse from a city, here’s what you missed. “The reports of the eclipse parties not only described the scientific observations in great detail, but also […]
The unique sight of a comet only scratches the surface of an amazing story. “Without any doubt, the regularity which astronomy shows us in the movements of the comets takes […]
The last object in the entire Messier Catalogue is faint, elusive, and the most common type of galaxy in the Universe! Image credit: Adam Block / NOAO / AURA / […]
After more than two years, we’ve visited all 110 objects. Have a look back at each one! “If you keep your eyes open enough, oh, the stuff you will learn. […]