A scholar of Daoist rituals explains how the indigenous tradition of China understands the human body as being part of the larger cosmos.
Habsburg emperor Rudolf II owned a spirit-summoning alchemical hand bell. We want to decipher its cryptic Greek inscriptions.
The secret recipe came from Arthur Dee, 17th-century alchemist and royal physician to the Tsar.
Manufacturing minerals is an expanding field of study. Making more of them could help alleviate various pressures faced by our growing population. But how are they made, and where can they be used?
Potions, spells and alchemy are intriguing to children and adults alike. A professor of literature explains what’s behind this fascination and reveals where to experience the magic of transformation.
Pursuing big, unrealistic dreams can distract from real scientific progress. It’s time for AI research to focus on restoring and expanding human control and responsibility.
Originally found in a bucket of urine by an alchemist searching for the elixir of life, the race is on to find a way to rescue Element 15 from permanent exile in our rivers and streams.
Until the recent observation of merging neutron stars, how the heaviest elements come to be was a mystery. But their fingerprints are all over this cosmic collision.