It will likely override any Instagram selfie restraint that you have
The heartbeat and other bodily processes play a surprising role in shaping perception and cognition.
What drives the high-end art market? How can art be used to move money in creative ways and get around taxes? And perhaps above all, why would anyone park so much money in a picture when there are other asset classes that actually generate cash, like real estate rentals or dividend-paying stocks?
In Victorian times, surgery was painful, brutal – and often a death sentence. But the discovery of drugs which put the patient into blissful sleep was a step towards safer operations.
The Gall–Peters projection is a rectangular map projection that maps all areas such that they have the correct sizes relative to each other. Like any equal-area projection, it achieves this goal by distorting most shapes.
More driving means more congested traffic. So to reduce congestion, it makes sense to build more highway lanes so that more cars can fit. Right? Actually, no. A new report from the policy organization Transportation for America shows that doesn’t work at all.
In the early 1950s, a young lieutenant realized the fatal flaw in the cockpit design of U.S. air force jets. Todd Rose explains in an excerpt from his...
Scientists discover a new behaviour among bumblebees that tricks plants into flowering early.
At Qaanaaq, in Greenland, there's IS18: an infrasound station that's quietly listening for nuclear tests — or any other large bang. Here's what, why, and a f...
A new survey may surprise even the most screen-addicted tech user. Researchers say the average adult will spend 34 years of life gazing at their digital devices.
Stifled by sexism in Europe, she made foundational discoveries in astronomy after coming to the US
Tefillin is a set of small black leather boxes containing scrolls of parchment inscribed with verses from the Torah. Tefillin is worn by observant adult Jews during weekday morning prayers. In Orthodox communities, it is only worn by men, while in non-Orthodox communities, it may be worn by men and women.
The process of making tengujo is fairly simple, but the nearly transparent product that results is almost magical.
She was an American sideshow performer born a dipygus. This referred to the fact that she had two separate pelvises side by side from the waist down, as a result of her body axis splitting as it developed. Each of her smaller inner legs was paired with one of her outer legs. She was said to be able to move her inner legs, but they were too weak for walking.
While the efficacy of the spitting policy in preventing disease transmission was questionable, it helped usher in an era of modern public health laws
Entire country lost internet for five hours after woman, 75, sliced through cable while scavenging for copper