Once numbering just 27 birds, the global population of California condors is now in the hundreds.
Hybrid animals emere when two different species from the same family reproduce. For many years, the kunga’s lineage was just another genetic mystery.
Stockholm Syndrome is the most famous of 10 psychological disorders named after world cities. Most relate to tourism or hostage-taking.
It has been 50 years since an American has claimed the title of World Chess Champion. Will it ever happen again?
We are generally taught that there is an arc of history — an inevitable path of progress that leads to modern society. Maybe it isn't true.
It is time to give the Russian cosmologist the credit he deserves.
A study describes how researchers conducted the first successful DNA sequencing on ancient Egyptian mummies.
It started with a 22-year-old woman, named in papers only as Mrs McK.
Death is the great and terrifying unknown, awaiting us all at the end of this life. Giving it a personality makes it easier to gaze upon.
Many key inventions were unique: one-offs.
Frank Lloyd Wright captured serenity in his masterpiece, Fallingwater, but his egotistical tendencies made life for others anything but serene.
Scientists used 3D scans to analyze the corpse of Amenhotep I. They discovered that his brain was never removed and that he was circumcised, among other curiosities.
Distinguishing fact from fiction can be tough, especially when it comes to people as controversial as Stalin.
Centuries ago, the plague forced people into quarantine for years. Isaac Newton and Galileo used the time to revolutionize the world.
From 1974 to 1978, the chimps of Gombe Stream National Park in Tanzania were at war with each other, the first time conservationists saw chimps engage in calculated, cold-blooded killing.
The majority of countries are democracies. But how many people enjoy democratic rights?
How do fireworks work? A pyrotechnics chemist explains the science behind the brilliant colors and sounds
If you put very fine black powder powder in a confined space it explodes in a cloud of heat, gas and noise.
In determining what qualifies as solid science, controversy is inevitable.
Haters and disrespect aside, fruitcake is still a robust American tradition.
The gospels imply that Jesus became famous as much for his exorcisms as his ministry.
The German-American cartoonist introduced the idea that Santa Claus traveled with a sleigh and reindeer.
Just don't expect the apocalypse to look like it does in the movies.
For relatives who live far apart, holiday rituals may be the glue that holds the family together.