What’s true and what’s not? An expert in media literacy explains how to evaluate information.
Many galaxies are too faint or small for us to observe easily – but science can help us work it out.
A mix of New England and British traditions and historical events led to the particular poultry you’ll find on Thanksgiving tables everywhere.
How does flowing water make electricity? An engineer explains hydroelectric generation.
Geographic, cultural and political identity are all part of being Indigenous.
Believe it or not, this sort-of happened before in Earth’s history – and now we have the Moon.
Snails use their slime to help them move, stop them drying out and to scare off predators.
From its origins as a Celtic pagan ceremony to its celebration of all things gruesome and ghoulish today, Halloween has been reinvented over the centuries.
Do you know someone who’s had lots of birthdays? That doesn’t always make them old.
The US and the Soviet Union never engaged in direct combat, but their influences were felt worldwide, including in armed conflicts involving other nations.
The rise of e-commerce means billions of packages are delivered in the US each year. That creates traffic and pollution, but urban freight researchers are finding better way to get goods to customers.
For thousands of years, music has been an essential part of the human experience.
While people have wondered about déjà vu for a long time, only recently have scientists started experimentally investigating what might trigger it.
Paying for the stuff you want with currency is way easier than relying on chairs you made or chickens you raised.
Earth has liquid rock inside. Here’s what happens to that rock to make lava happen.
Nature begins forming patterns at the molecular level – and sometimes they grow to enormous sizes.
Strangely behaving matter could one day explain some of the mysteries of space.
Ant feet are equipped with an array of tools – from retractable sticky pads to claws to special spines and hairs – enabling them to defy gravity and grip virtually any surface.
All the evidence points to one thing: humans and woolly mammoths certainly lived side by side. But did humans hunt mammoths too?
Seashells don’t make the noise of the ocean. Here’s what’s really going on.