How Do Bowhead Whales Live Longer Than 200 Years?Researchers just mapped their genome for the first time to find out.
The Cosmic History of Earth’s WaterUp to half of the planet’s water may predate the solar system—and the sun.
Why Is Fall Red in America but Yellow in Europe?A possible explanation, 35 million years in the making.
Can Blue Whales Recover?Populations off California may have reached historic levels, but that is not the case everywhere.
Why Do American Schizophrenics Hear Threatening Voices? Ghanaian and Indian schizophrenics often don't.
Smart ArmsWith their many sticky appendages, why don’t octopuses make a snarled mess of themselves?
The Case of the Missing CerebellumHow did a Chinese woman live 24 years missing part of her brain?
The Power of TreesThe U.S. Forest Service wants to prove the immediate, measurable effects of tree loss on human health.
What’s Heavier: 1 Pound of Feathers or 1 Pound of Lead?A classic gotcha riddle may be more complicated than it seems.
What Is the Bloop?A sound recorded deep in the Pacific has been a lively mystery for years—even if it’s probably been solved.
Who Were the Original Americans?A skeleton in the submerged caves of the Yucatan is getting us closer to an answer.
Divide and Conquer Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker’s divisive message for winning the White House.
The XX Factor
The Ghostbusters Casting News Is Totally Exciting. The Reaction to the News Is Even Better.
Our Health Is Shaped by the Struggles of Our Parents and Grandparents How parents and grandparents influence our risk of mental illness, substance abuse, and other disorders.
Dear Patriots Haters A message from a Pats fan to all the chafing, crybaby chumps out there.