To get a look at science’s coolest experiments, you have to dive to the bottom of the ocean, spelunk in an abandoned mine shaft, or trek to the frozen Antarctic. That’s where you’ll find huge..
Not all giants are slain by sword. A mirror petrified Medusa. Tax evasion (and a case of syphilis) brought down Al Capone. And if oil monolith ExxonMobil’s stock price ever takes a major plummet, it..
Fifty-two hours and three minutes after Brett Maune left the starting line of the 2012 Barkley Marathons, he returned to that same spot and placed his hand on the finish line: a yellow State Park..
The old James Bond movie From Russia With Love features one of my favorite physics demos. Here is the non-spoiler version: 007 is being all cool and stuff and meeting with this dude in Turkey..
Editor’s note: The following excerpt from a book about swear words contains many, many swear words. Some of them are pretty ugly, but it’s all in the name of linguistics. For every profane holy, fucking,..
The American West has always been a dry place. That gave it a reputation: Everyone is fighting over water. Historically, that reputation reflected reality. Decades-long grudges between farmers and environmentalists over endangered fish. Cities that..
It is striking just how little we know about human development, especially given we are now decades into the modern era of biology. How is it possible that we understand exquisitely well how worms, fruit..
Frogs are supposed to do a lot of things. Jumping around, eating insects, lamenting by way of song. But come on, they’re not supposed to be transparent. The glass frog threw that memo away, apparently…
When Paul Vaucher received an invitation to submit an article in a special issue of the Journal of Forensic Research, he gladly accepted. A University of Geneva neuroscience PhD student at the time, he was..
This story originally appeared on the Guardian and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. There may be music in the roar of the sea, as Byron eulogized, but the waves can also bring creeping..