A Tipping Point for ElephantsPoachers have slaughtered 100,000 in just three years.
What’s the Best Way to Stack Spherical Objects?A 400-year-old theory, finally confirmed.
Approachability, Youthful Attractiveness, DominanceThe basic facial expressions that determine first impressions.
“Uncontacted” Indigenous Tribe Appears in BrazilEncounters in the Amazon basin are rare and can be deadly.
Stuntman Jumps off of a Roof, Films It With a GoProDon't try this at home.
Pound ItProof that handshakes are grosser than fist bumps.
Freezing Memories in TimeCarnegie Mellon’s amazing 3-D “Panoptic Studio.”
“Domestication Syndrome” How people physically change the animals closest to them.
When Are Americans Happiest With Their Appearance?Hint: It takes a very long time.
The Ocean in a TankThe incredible, ominous power of the FloWave simulation pool.
The HoleWhat could have caused the gaping crater spotted in Sibera’s Yamal peninsula?
What You Learn From 60,000 Pregnancies in Eight CountriesBabies born to healthy, educated mothers have one major thing in common.
The Milky Way’s Mysterious “Halo”The view from the most faraway stars in our galaxy.
Where’d You Get Your Grass?The “first chimp fad” suggests primates want to be fashionable, too.
The SodaStream Killer? Why Starbucks is getting into soda in 2014.
Jyoti Amge Joins Ryan Murphy's Freak ShowWill her American Horror Story part go too far?
Zombie StarMore than 110 million light-years away from Earth, a star lives on after its death.
Monster PenguinPalaeeudyptes klekowskii might have reached 6 feet long and weighed up to 250 pounds.
Goodnight LemonThe moon isn’t shaped how you think it is.
Are We Already in a Mass Extinction Event? A biologist traced the evidence and came to a sobering conclusion.
The Siberian CratersMore have been found. What’s causing them?
Shoemaker-Levy 9’s LegacyThe huge comet impact on Jupiter that helped convince NASA to track near-Earth objects.
Bring Back the StripesA sheriff claims Orange Is the New Black is forcing him to change outfits for the incarcerated.
“Please Tell Us What You Saw … ”Will Howard Stern-inspired pranksters ever stop making it on live TV?
What if Cable News Covered the Lunar Landing? We're a long way from Walter Cronkite.
They WalkPaleocharinus, a spider ancestor, was among the first land creatures on Earth.
The Art of Getting American Citizenship After You’re DeadOnly seven people ever have.
The Legend of PykreteA onetime World War II “supermaterial” may be making a comeback.
How Do We Build the Mars Colony of the Future? These 3-D-printing robots may be a start.
The “Executive Function” PuzzleNew research suggests kids who direct their own activities have better outcomes.