Matt Davis writes stories about science, technology, bizarre anecdotes from history, esoteric odds and ends, bleak but nevertheless fascinating environmental issues, and whatever else grabs his easily grabbed attention.
Towards the end of his life, Francisco Goya began painting terrifying scenes directly onto the walls of his house.
It's hard to get off of the couch after a few eggnogs, let alone destroy public property.
Who would have thought that endlessly comparing your life to others would make you feel bad?
In order to build a second Earth, we need to look at how the first one was made.
Venus: Hot, toxic, hellish... home?
Then again, maybe the study is fake news too.
As the world gets hotter, men may have fewer and fewer viable sperm
Military recruits are supposed to be assessed to see whether they're fit for service. What happens when they're not?
New research shows that the answer is more subtle than you might think.
The next gold rush might take place in our sewers.
Only 46 monks have completed the seven-year marathon since 1885.
Taking a modern look at a millennia-old concept.
As enjoyable as it is to be a couch potato, humans were built to run.
The modern ocean can be a dangerous place for whales.
How psilocybin evolved has more to do with sending insects on terrifying trips than it does making Phish sound good.
By 2022, there may be as many as three artificial moons floating above the city of Chengdu.
Want a happy, satisfying relationship? Psychologists say the best way is to learn to take a joke.
Most other countries don't have universal healthcare because of poverty or war. Why does the U.S. keep clinging to a bad system?
Some opioid addicts are flying outside of the U.S. for addiction treatment using the psychedelic drug ibogaine. It has yet to be studied comprehensively, and it comes with its own set of risks.