Long before Christopher and Magellan, ancient explorers voyaged into the unknown and brought home extraordinary tales.
While cities drive national economic growth, their political geography means they cannot effectively deal with inequality, poverty, and other socioeconomic problems.
Really smart people don’t just demand intellectual engagement — they need the opportunity to learn and create something special.
Best-selling author Todd Rose reveals how most Americans share common aspirations for the country.
Linguistic laws are remarkably versatile and have applications in ecology, microbiology, epidemiology, demographics, and geography.
Research suggests there's truth to regional stereotypes in the U.S. — with some caveats.
Using the Book of Mormon as a sacred but ambiguous atlas, the Latter-day Saints have been looking for the lost city of Zarahemla for decades.
The history of cartography might have been very different if the Latin version of Muhammad al-Idrisi's atlas had survived instead of the Arabic one.
This year marks 2,000 years since the birth of the Roman author of the first natural encyclopedia.
Sleep less, sleep less, sleep more.
Living at a higher elevation is a double-edged sword.
They had the technology. So why didn't they use it?
EV charging stations are the most widespread alternative to gas and diesel pumps. Each alternative has its own hotspots and "deserts."
Urban legends help personify the anxieties that arise from living in a modern city.
A new study of Martian dust gives insights into the ancient Martian climate. The findings hint at a wetter world.
A new study calls the technique "location spoofing."
Since Ukraine originally meant “borderland,” the territory was already a target for several kingdoms.
The study found that people who spoke the same language tended to be more closely related despite living far apart.
About the project The goal of driving more progress across the world—scientifically, politically, economically, socially, etc—is one shared by many. And yet, debates about the best way to maximize progress […]
When leaders connect enterprise ambition with the driving spirit of activism, everyone wins.
Not everything that claims to be "scientific" actually is. There are five features of scientifically rigorous studies.
Back to the drawing board.
Science and philosophy seem to be separate fields, but philosophical advancements have made the world more accepting of debate and unorthodox ideas.
Urinating in the direction of NATO’s staunchest opponent could cost you $350 or more. For world peace, aim wisely.
Virtually all the statistical methods researchers commonly use assume potential mating partners decide who they will have children with based on a roll of the dice.