By Dave Seminara (BBC)
If you ask Jeff Shea where he’s going or where he’s been, you better grab a drink, sit back in your favourite chair and brace yourself for a long story.
The 60-year-old California-based adventurer has walked...
By Veronique Greenwood (BBC)
Popcorn, that delicious, crunchy vehicle for butter, caramel and salt, is seeing its star rise. Americans already consume nearly 50 litres of popped corn a year each, on average. But in the UK, where crisps have...
By Richard Gray (BBC)
From the distinctive opening “Whooah” to the recurring funky brass riff that follows each line of lyrics, James Brown’s hit song I Got You (I Feel Good) is a recipe for happiness.
The iconic track is...
By Philip Ball (BBC)
"I cannot define the real problem, therefore I suspect there's no real problem, but I'm not sure there's no real problem."
The American physicist Richard Feynman said this about the notorious puzzles and paradoxes of quantum...
A traditional Mediterranean diet with added olive oil may be tied to a lower risk of heart disease at least in part because it helps maintain healthy blood flow and clear debris from arteries, a Spanish study suggests.
“A Mediterranean diet...
By James Badcock (BBC)
Scientists have long puzzled over how animals reach remote islands in the midst of our vast oceans. There are plenty of possible explanations, but now it seems they may have neglected an essential element: landslides.
“She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted.”
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell’s words ― used to silence Sen. Elizabeth Warren this week as she challenged Jeff Sessions’ nomination for...
When you think of synaesthesia, you probably think of someone who “hears” colors or “sees” sound.
But the brain’s unusual cross-wiring can take on some more surprising forms, too. People with mirror-touch synaesthesia,...
Apparently we are cursed with living in interesting times. Whether politics, work, juggling 21st century life, or simply living in the social media age have you feeling stressed, you’re not alone.
Above all, I’m about community and us...
Scientists have discovered evidence of a massive ancient undersea landslide next to Australia's Great Barrier Reef.
The Gloria Knolls Slide is at least 300 thousand years old and 32 cubic kilometres in volume, or 30 times the size of Uluru, a rock...
By Rachel Nuwer (BBC Future)
Jeff Hancock likes to give his Stanford University students weekend assignments that let them experience concepts discussed in class for themselves. Before 2008, he would sometimes challenge his students to stay off the...
By Cat Perry (BBC Travel)
In remote fishing communities across southeast Alaska live the intensely generous Tlingit (pronounced klink-kit) and Haida tribes, a nation of matrilineal Native Alaskan Indians that have called this region – along...