Saturn's Iapetus, discovered way back in 1671, has three bizarre features that science still can't fully explain.
For some people, the emotional pull of fictional characters is profoundly strong.
Although the statue’s political connotations faded over time, its eyes remain fixed on a key moment in Florentine history.
The past ~4 billion years have been an incredibly successful, unbroken run for life on Earth. The future won't be nearly so bright.
Air conditioning may keep a room cool, but using it is heating up the planet. It is time for something new — or old.
Is it true that half of disaster relief is motivated politically rather than by need?
People who buy iPhones are not, it seems, masters of their own devices.
The secret to alleviating chronic back pain may be to treat psychological issues like anxiety and repressed emotions.
The German artist painted death as it appeared in life – omnipresent and hidden in plain sight.
Often called modern-day dinosaurs, cassowaries are one of only a few birds known to have killed humans.
If we were born trillions of years in the future, could we even figure out our cosmic history?
After the German election, will the nation continue to "muddle through" successfully enough to lead Europe?
Ever wondered what oxytocin receptor proteins sound like?
Civilization is facing an existential threat from climate change. Will we humans make it? Does anyone in the universe make it?
This might help you make it to the end of Herman Melville’s 19th century classic.
"The name's Bond. Jane Bond."
A 5,300-year-old mummy teaches us the global history of tattoos.
Ultrarunning is a celebration of living and a rehearsal of dying all rolled up in a single intense experience.
Popular diets view health as a calorie-crunching equation while excluding a critical variable: mental wellness.
The unconventional method could help astronomers better track meteorites that fall during the daytime.
Everybody wins, everybody loses, or something in between.
If there really is another version of you out there in a parallel universe, what can that teach us about reality?
An icy space rock flattened an ancient city and everyone in it, perhaps inspiring the Biblical story of Sodom
Shocked city dwellers who stared at it were blinded instantly, then the entire city caught fire.