Sex for one insect is like banging your head against the wall. Listen to the story of the sad love life of the Deathwatch Beetle.
CRISPR is the genetic editing tool that is changing the world of disease…and fast; scientists just used it to edit out HIV.
Climate change: it wants to kill you, but it will also hand you a good French wine while it’s doing it.
Rain dances, fire dances, and now chimp temples, watch-out Deepak Chopra, meditating chimps are just a book deal away.
There is a frightening increase in bacteria resistant to antibiotics. It turns out that part of the secret to that resistance is found in manure.
It’s Valentine’s Day, so here’s a glimpse into the sex life of the world’s bisexual “hippie chimp.”
Charles Darwin’s life is not only a reminder of the power of science, but also the power of society and friends to silence unbelief.
Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity predicted the existence of gravitational waves. Today, thanks to LIGO, we know he was right…as usual.
“Forever – is composed of Nows,” writes Emily Dickinson, and when it comes to cosmic time, it is only the nows that we humans can know.
In the ancient world, misogyny was legalized; women were considered inherently distrustful and guilty. As a recent Twitter war has shown, not much has changed.
The netherworld has taken on many names, but the location is often the same: under the ground. As it turns out, that view hasn’t disappeared in the modern world; some have even calculated its dimensions.
When it comes to evolution, demands for a “missing link” says more about one’s knowledge of evolution than it does the evidence for it.
We used to think that fingers wrinkled by absorbing water. It turns out the answer is more complicated than that, and it says a lot about the work of science.
Real science takes time to unravel, test, and verify. Reported science often wants results now. Which do you think helps the world the most?
Why are we surprised by an orangutan laughing at a magic trick? And what does it say about us?