The myth of Cupid and Psyche - Brendan Pelsue
Psyche was born so beautiful that she was worshipped as a new incarnation of Venus, the goddess of love. But human lovers ...
The fascinating history of cemeteries - Keith Eggener
Spindly trees, rusted gates, crumbling stone, a solitary mourner: these things come to mind when we think of cemeteries. But not ...
Why do we have hair in such random places? - Nina G. Jablonski
Discover how humans lost their fur as they evolved from primates, and why we still have hair on our bodies. -- We have lots in ...
What is MSG, and is it actually bad for you? - Sarah E. Tracy
Dig into the seasoning known as MSG, and find out how this flavoring was developed and if it's actually bad for your health.
The epic of Gilgamesh, the king who tried to conquer death - Soraya Field Fiorio
Dive into the Epic of Gilgamesh, and follow the king of Uruk on a series of dangerous quests as he searches for immortality.
Why was India split into two countries? - Haimanti Roy
Dig into the 1947 Partition of India, when Britain split the region into two states, India and Pakistan, and the mass migrations and ...
A brief history of cannibalism - Bill Schutt
Human cannibalism is a lot more common than you might think. Dive into its complex history and see its uses in medicine, cultural ...
History's deadliest king - by Georges Nzongola-Ntalaja
Dig into the Rubber Terror, the period in which King Leopold II's horrific regime in the Congo resulted in the deaths of 10 million ...
You could have a secret twin (but not the way you think) - Kayla Mandel Sheets
-- While searching for a kidney donor, Karen Keegan stumbled upon a mystery. After undergoing genetic testing, it turned out that ...
The method that can "prove" almost anything - James A. Smith
Explore the data analysis method known as p-hacking, where data is misrepresented as statistically significant. -- In 2011, a group ...
Can you be awake and asleep at the same time? - Masako Tamaki
Discover the phenomenon known as asymmetrical sleep, where parts of an animal's brain are asleep while other areas remain ...
How do you know what's true? - Sheila Marie Orfano
Explore the Rashomon effect, where individuals give significantly different but equally believable accounts of the same event.
Why do we dream? - Amy Adkins
In the 3rd millennium BCE, Mesopotamian kings recorded and interpreted their dreams on wax tablets. In the years since, we ...
Can you solve the giant spider riddle? - Dan Finkel
-- Once every century, the world's greatest spiders gather to compete in a series of grueling games. The winner will become the ...
Why don’t we cover the desert with solar panels? - Dan Kwartler
Explore what would happen if we covered the Sahara Desert in solar panels, and the possibility of it solving our energy crisis.
The infamous overpopulation bet: Simon vs. Ehrlich - Soraya Field Fiorio
Discover an infamous bet between two professors, which sought to predict whether the earth would run out of resources due to a ...
The rise and fall of the Lakota Empire - Pekka Hämäläinen
Trace the rise and fall of the Lakota Empire which, at their height, were the most dominant power in the American West. -- In 1776 ...