Old coal mines can be converted into "gravity batteries" by retrofitting them with equipment that raises and lowers giant piles of sand.
Man does not live by measurement alone.
The Source Family, a radical 1970s utopian commune, still impacts what we eat today.
We know that everything changes, but we long for something more permanent.
De-urbanized lifestyles can be aligned with basic Taoist principles — and remote workers are starting to feel the connection.
The odds are slim, but the consequences would be literally world-ending. There really is a chance of a black hole devouring the Earth.
The problem of the electroweak horizon haunts the standard model of cosmology and beckons us to ask how deep a rethink the model may need.
One reason saving is hard: We tend to view our "future selves" as complete strangers, and our decisions in the present moment reflect that.
If a person stands little chance of ever being wealthy, perhaps playing the lottery is a rational decision.
"The Man in the High Castle" may be the most beloved alternate history book, but it is not the most historically accurate.
The chances that a newborn survives childhood have increased from 50% to 96% globally.
Contrary to common experience, not everything needs a medium to travel through. Overcoming that assumption removes the need for an aether.
Recasting the iconic Carrington Event as just one of many superstorms in Earth’s past, scientists reveal the potential for even more massive eruptions from the sun.
We have become the greatest threat to ourselves and to life on this planet. We need a set of agreed-upon safeguards to preserve our future.
Creating a culture of innovation requires champions and cheerleaders at every level and in every function within an organization.
In "The History of Western Philosophy," Bertrand Russell made it clear whose thinking he admired — and whose thinking he didn't.
The pandemic and the Great Resignation fed into a perfect storm of inflation — and some restaurateurs cleaned up.
Back in 1990, we hadn't discovered a single planet outside of our Solar System. Here are 10 facts that would've surprised every astronomer.
Striking differences in the composition of the gut microbiome suggest that fermented food could help those suffering from anorexia.
Forgetting and misremembering are the building blocks of creativity and imagination.
Most people are not experiencing a "good" death.
His greatest speeches were loaded with empathy.
Neuroscience suggests that it's way better to give than to receive — and high performing people agree.
The nearby, bright star Fomalhaut had the first optically imaged planetary candidate. Using JWST's eyes, astronomers found so much more.
The "island rule" hypothesizes that species shrink or supersize to fill insular niches not available to them on the mainland.
May 8, 2023
Over thousands of years, a few men and women have had groundbreaking ideas that changed the course of history. Many others have contributed to modernizing civilization. This crossword features some of them.
Glimpse into the ancient Maya empire through the writing of its own inhabitants.
A panel of healthcare professionals much preferred responses that came from the chatbot in a recent study.
These composers channeled the horror of the Holocaust and Hiroshima while honoring those who lived through it.
They're the most common type of exoplanet known today, and many astronomers have called them "super-habitable." None of that is true.