Culture & HistoryAll Over the Map These are some of the most common geographic misconceptions that are both surprising and surprisingly hard to correct. Culture & HistoryAll Over the Map 5 Minute Read
In recent years, Chinese developers have opened a series of new tourist attractions in some very lofty places. Glass-bottomed bridges span deep canyons, narrow walkways cling to sheer cliffs, observation
Science & InnovationStarstruck Astronomers may have finally found an alien world orbiting the science fiction staple known as Barnard's Star. 4 Minute Read Just six light-years away, a frozen world seems
Science & Innovation The Southeast Asian island of Borneo joins a growing number of sites boasting early cave art innovation. 5 Minute Read Countless caves perch atop the steep-sided mountains of East
What to expect when you’re expecting aliens The head of Harvard’s department of astronomy thinks that there’s a possibility that a strange object that visited our Solar System from interstellar space be
Mercury has shriveled over billions of years, and it’s got the landforms to prove it. In the 19th century, geologists hypothesized that some of Earth’s most dramatic landforms emerged because the planet
MELBOURNE, Australia — Scientists are warning that if human beings continue to mine the world’s wildernesses for resources and convert them into cities and farms at the pace of the previous century, the
Three paralysed men, who were told they would spend the rest of their lives in a wheelchair, are able to walk again thanks to doctors in Switzerland. An electrical device inserted around the men's spines
Science & Innovation From drinking mom’s milk to nursing a winter illness, the new study reveals some surprising details about our ancient cousins. Tanya Smith reads teeth the way most people read books.
The findings of a major new report have been widely mischaracterized—although the actual news is still grim. Since Monday, news networks and social media have been abuzz with the claim that, as The Guardian
Chocolate has been a delicacy for much longer than previously thought. Botanical evidence shows the plant from which chocolate is made was first grown for food more than 5,000 years ago in the Amazon Chemical
Scientists in Canada have warned that massive glaciers in the Yukon territory are shrinking even faster than would be expected from a warming climate – and bringing dramatic changes to the region. After
Humanity has wiped out 60% of mammals, birds, fish and reptiles since 1970, leading the world’s foremost experts to warn that the annihilation of wildlife is now an emergency that threatens civilisation.
America's audacious mission to "touch the Sun" has now got nearer to our star than any previous human-made object. The Parker Solar Probe passed the current record of 42.73 million km (26.55 million miles)
Why scientists use gnocchi and lasagna to explain one of the most bizarre objects in the universe Neutron stars exist under unfathomable conditions. For one to form, another star must grow old and die.