Cultures around the world call the Pleiades constellation 'seven sisters', even though we can only see six stars today. But things looked quite different 100,000 years ago
Every time you pop an aspirin, thank the German chemist Hoffmann and not Hippocrates.
The pandemic has exposed many of us to new statistical concepts, on the news, in everyday conversations and on social media. But how many are you getting wrong?
We can’t expect young men to access reliable COVID-19 messages from people they don’t know, through media they don’t use.
The purveyors of these myths, including politicians who have been soft peddling the impact of the coronavirus, aren't doing the country any favors.
It's important for people to seek proper information about the coronavirus and not believe everything they see and hear on social media.
An art historian uncovers the truth about Marthe Bonnard, for decades labelled as a jealous recluse with a neurotic need to bathe.
Some of the false claims about coronavirus may be harmless. But others can be potentially dangerous.
According to Google Trends, the top globally trending topic this week is 'orthohantavirus', as spurious sites claim it's next pandemic on the horizon. The claim is baseless.
Is making sense of a story more important than getting at its truth? Looking at the treatment of myth in ancient Greece may help us navigate what is true, and whether that matters.
What's the best way to tackle coronavirus myths and misinformation if they come up in everyday conversation?
Poor communication and misinformation is yet another way an epidemic can cause harm. So it's important health authorities get their messaging right.
Falsehoods about Andrew Johnson have become a staple of Republican arguments opposing the impeachment of Trump.
Do you know people who cling to myths about sunscreen? Here's the evidence to convince them they're wrong.
Wars don't produce winners and losers – they never really did.
Hoffa's ghost continues to haunt the labor movement.
Research is more profitable and productive than ever before, but it risks losing its sense of values and ethics.
There are many reasons to be careful when there's a big storm. But there are also ways you can protect yourself to avoid lightning.
When your kids stop believing, it's probably harder on you than on them.
A video aimed at presenting the facts about Brexit repeats some of the same mistakes Remain supporters made before the 2016 referendum.