“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.
Will the Real Plymouth Colony Please Stand Up? Finding the original site, one laborious dig at a time.
Lindsay Lohan’s Lacey Jonas ProblemCan celebrities really win lawsuits over unflattering portrayals of themselves?
A New Kind of Space Rock in SwedenIt could help explain an ancient boom of life on Earth.
The Scourge of Antarctic TourismA tenfold increase in visitors since 1990 is taking its toll on the southernmost continent.
The Best and Worst U.S. Beaches by Water QualitySwimmers are much better off in New Jersey than Alaska.
“The Beast” That Wasn’tNASA’s amazing views of an asteroid that cruised near Earth.
A Harley Without the RoarThe iconic brand’s curious new electric motorcycle.
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.
The Billy Bookcase Grows UpIkea’s classic bookcase will now look slightly less like a shop-class souvenir.
Malcolm Gladwell, Meet Amazon's VP of FulfillmentThe sitdown every Hachette writer wants to have.
Five Legs Are Better Than FourThe surprising utility of the kangaroo’s tail.
A Very Rare Whale Returns But this time, experts are concerned.
What Is This Mysterious Signal From Deep Space? It has some astronomers very excited.
The Transformative Fight of Indian Jumping AntsTournament-style battles for colony supremacy turn them into fighting machines.
Down With FlairThe small way Office Space made life better for TGI Friday's workers.