A near-death experience makes this week’s International Asteroid Day a little more tricky to celebrate.
Dinosaurs haven’t been super-popular for 65 million years—it only feels that way. Fans and experts explain our obsession with dead monsters.
Calculating the probable dates for very bad things—a catastrophic solar megastorm; Seattle destroyed by earthquake—that are likely to occur.
The web is full of pundits looking to turn every topic into think-bait. One writer commits himself to thinking much, much deeper.
The typical American consumes more than 100,000 words a day, and remembers none of them. When everybody’s reading, but nobody’s smarter, what value has the word?
Recent astronomical discoveries have expanded our understanding of the universe—and messed up godhead performance reviews.
Call it Kreider’s Law: You can’t be grateful to be alive your entire life. Especially when there’s an arms race going on inside your head.
Ignore the critics: Christopher Nolan’s Interstellar is not only a serious, complex comment on space policy, it’s a heartbreaking, philosophical look at the value of time.
If you can’t wait to find out what 2015 will bring—from John Galliano’s Cosby sweaters to Jenny McCarthy getting polio—wait no longer. (Spoilers ahead.)
Orangutans are some of humans’ closest relatives, genetically. They also rarely exhibit aggression, despite how we’ve abused them. One is different.
A Seattle painter creates friendly portraits of volcanoes in part to mitigate fears of complete system failure.
All the magic of the Mojave Desert, or the Amazon rainforest, can be found in the salt marshes of New Jersey.