We're teetering on the edge of hitting carbon dioxide levels of 400 ppm, but will that be enough to change minds and policies?
May 07, 2013 | By Rachel Nuwer
New archaeological evidence and forensic analysis reveals that a 14-year-old girl was cannibalized in desperation
May 01, 2013 | By Joseph Stromberg
Reports from the White House that sarin gas were used in Syria, but how could you test for it?
April 26, 2013 | By Colin Schultz
In 1977, Devi faced off against a computer in a speed calculation race. She won twice.
April 23, 2013 | By Rose Eveleth
The Federal Communications Commission, normally quick to crack down on the slightest infringement, is letting David Ortiz's f-bomb slide
April 22, 2013 | By Rose Eveleth
Boston bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev hails from Dagestan, a war-torn Russian region in the North Caucasus.
April 19, 2013 | By Colin Schultz
If you had to guess which sport had the most inclusive measures for LGBT people, you might be wrong. It's the National Hockey League
April 12, 2013 | By Rose Eveleth
Margaret Tatcher, former Prime Minister of Great Britain and first woman to lead a Western power, died today at the age of 87
April 08, 2013 | By Rose Eveleth
On the eve of the Revolutionary War, loyalist John Malcom was tarred, feathered and dragged through the streets, just for arguing with a young boy
April 01, 2013 | By Nathaniel Philbrick
The U.S. sent stealth bombers to the Korean Peninsula. North Korea didn't like that
March 29, 2013 | By Colin Schultz
The U.S. isn't the only nation struggling with the gay marriage issue. Here are where the debate stands in other countries around the world
March 29, 2013 | By Rose Eveleth
Nixon Prolonged Vietnam War for Political Gain—And Johnson Knew About It, Newly Unclassified Tapes Suggest
Nixon ran on a platform that opposed the Vietnam war, but to win the election, he needed the war to continue
March 18, 2013 | By Colin Schultz
Pope Francis is the first South American ever to hold the position and the first non-European pope in more than 1,000 years
March 13, 2013 | By Rachel Nuwer
But the resolution is relatively vague on what exactly pornography is
March 11, 2013 | By Rose Eveleth
An impostor bishop crashes important papacy-related meeting
March 06, 2013 | By Angela Serratore
The long-time leader, popular for his leftist views and tight control over oil, succumbs to cancer
March 05, 2013 | By Marina Koren
The whaler Essex was indeed sunk by a whale—and that's only the beginning
March 01, 2013 | By Gilbert King
Did members of a powerful society of warlocks actually murder their enemies and kidnap children?
February 19, 2013 | By Mike Dash
In 1908, a meteor exploding in mid-air released the energy equivalent to "185 Hiroshima bombs"
February 15, 2013 | By Colin Schultz
North Korea's new nuke could take out a big chunk of Lower Manhattan
February 12, 2013 | By Colin Schultz