The father of genetics, a monk who spent eight years counting 300,000 peas, would not recognize some of the freaky things going on today.
The first settlers of Rapa island turned to violence when faced with the same pressures of environment and competition happening right now across the globe, a new study suggests.
VOTE: We've collected some of the most persistent false tales around, now you can decide which is the most fantastic.
The best experiments are conducted carefully and often slowly. Sometimes, they run well after the scientists who began them are long dead.
The doctors of ancient Greece and China had it right when they applied cool and minty salves to soothe aches and pains.
In an interview with LiveScience, Westheimer talks about the changing sexual vocabulary and the effects of racy TV.
Aug. 12 marks the 25th anniversary of the launch of IBMâ€™s first personal computer, a landmark system that would spawn generations of clones and make IBM a household name.
Punishments for offenses in those days were perhaps even more sensible and humane than they are now, say some historians.
Was it any different in caveman days? And just how does human sexuality differ compared to that of a bonobo ape? The answers might surprise you.
Museums often hold important cultural objects from other countries that were obtained in a long chain of "criminal and sleazy" activities. Let the lawsuits begin.
Without realizing it, people will perceive things according to how they want to see them, a new study suggests.
Monuments often lack good historical explanations or offer information that is out of date. A new project would send presentations to cell phones.
For millennia, people have gone to great lengths to get pretty things. Take, for example, the newly discovered journeys of early West Indian groups.
Searchable site reveals how words are typically paired and the difference between written and spoken English.
From 666 to 9/11, numerologists, gamblers, fear mongers and marketers are searching for meaning where none exists.
Amid more intrigue than ever, the worldâ€™s most recognizable work of art turns 500 this year. Maybe.
It's either one of the greatest archaeological discoveries of our time, or man has made a giant pyramid out of a molehill.
Lessons from the 1906 San Francisco earthquake have not fully reverberated to Seattle, Nashville or New York, all of which are vulnerable to a "Big One."
Animal illnesses are being studied in med school in an effort to better understand the evolution of diseases that inflict us.
Secrets held for centuries by stonemasons are about to be revealed by new software used to animate the pint-sized Jedi.
If the ancient Greeks sold kitschy postcards to tourists 2,000 years ago, they would have depicted much different views of the popular sites that visitors flock to today.
Our ancestors are depicted as both peace-loving softies and war-mongering buffoons. Which is right? A little of both, this man says.