History

Entertainment
25 years ago, Nic Cage made his most explosive sci-fi movie ever — it was almost even better
Jake Kleinman
Culture
6 years ago, Marvel released its most incoherent sequel ever
Graeme McMillan
Entertainment
The oral history of 'Face/Off,' Nicolas Cage’s inexplicable sci-fi masterpiece
Ralph Jones
Culture
40 years ago, 'The Thing' set a new standard for sci-fi thrillers — and accidentally inspired a modern movie trend
Andy Crump
Science
Voyager: 12 images that define NASA's longest-lasting mission
Jennifer Walter
Entertainment
15 years ago, Bruce Willis made his most preposterous action thriller ever
Vance Osteen
Culture
You need to watch the most nostalgic time-travel movie on Netflix before it leaves next week
Jake Kleinman
Science
Ancient stalagmites point to a massive drought that upturned 6th century Arabia
Allison Parshall
Culture
50 years ago, Watergate changed the American political thriller forever
Steph Green
Culture
45 years ago, the worst Exorcist sequel almost killed the franchise forever
Jon O'Brien
Entertainment
15 years ago, Marvel revealed its most ambitious crossover ever
Richard Newby
Entertainment
When did Andy see 'Lightyear'? Pixar’s surprisingly complicated timeline, explained
Dais Johnston
Entertainment
'Rings of Power' expands Tolkien’s world by “honoring his work” in one vital way
Eric Francisco
Science
200,000 years ago, ancient humans developed language — what did they say?
Mark Pagel and The Conversation
Entertainment
'Crimes of the Future' is David Cronenberg’s most transcendent movie yet
Adam Egypt Mortimer
Culture
36 years later, the meaning of 'Ferris Bueller' is still hiding in plain sight
Collin Preciado
Entertainment
'Strange New Worlds' may have just changed an iconic Star Trek canon rule
Ryan Britt
Science
DNA study takes aim at a common misconception about chickens
Claire Cameron
Entertainment
10 years ago, Ridley Scott made his most divisive sci-fi movie ever
Ryan Britt
Science
137 years ago, an Italian visionary changed the way we consume coffee forever
Claire Cameron
Science
Where did domestic chickens come from? A new study reveals the origins of the modern fowl
Jennifer Walter
Science
Angelo Moriondo: How the father of the espresso machine used science to make coffee
Jennifer Walter
Culture
25 years ago, Nicolas Cage made the most bombastic crime thriller ever
Gregory Wakeman
Science
Dark matter fueled the first stars in the universe — new study
PAUL M. SUTTER and Universe Today
Culture
85 years on, a pioneering LGBTQ researcher’s ideas about sexuality take on new meaning
Laurie Marhoefer and The Conversation
Science
15 years ago, 1,000 space experts sketched out humanity's future on the Moon
Allie Hutchison
Culture
40 years ago, the worst Rocky movie gave the franchise a second life
Adrian Manuel
Science
500 million-year-old fossil illuminates a bizarre evolutionary mystery
Samuel Zamora and The Conversation
Entertainment
The best nature documentary of 2022 has all the thrills of 'Jurassic Park'
Mónica Marie Zorrilla
Science
The best dinosaur show of the decade is based on ancient clues and fossils
Tara Yarlagadda
Science
Ancient Roman man lived in agony before Vesuvius eruption killed him — DNA analysis
Claire Cameron
Culture
In a bizarre new experiment, scientists threw salamanders into a wind tunnel
Claire Cameron
Entertainment
The oral history of 'Encino Man,' Brendan Fraser's caveman cult classic
Zach Schonfeld
Entertainment
You need to watch Sam Raimi's most underrated movie before it leaves HBO Max next week
Dais Johnston
Science
What your cat is really trying to tell you if they pee everywhere
Claire Cameron
Innovation
50 years ago, the U.S. and U.S.S.R. joined forces to ensure astronauts could survive in space
Allie Hutchison
Culture
In 1976, one technical innovation changed video games forever — and sparked a crisis
Claire Cameron
Culture
The cluttercore TikTok trend has a surprising connection to Victorian England
Vanessa Brown and The Conversation
Science
10 years ago, one SpaceX launch showed NASA they could work with Elon Musk
Allie Hutchison
Science
Why even a new mysterious video isn’t proof enough of the Loch Ness Monster
Charles Paxton and The Conversation
Entertainment
'Men' explained: The movie's stars unpack its mysterious ancient symbolism
Jenni Miller
Entertainment
29 years ago, Marvel unleashed Spider-Man’s most violent enemy ever
Richard Newby
Science
200 years ago, this terror of the Amazon inspired the world’s first batteries
Timothy J. Jorgensen and The Conversation
Science
Human-Neanderthal relations were more violent than we think
Nicholas R. Longrich and The Conversation
Gaming
8 years ago, one remarkable indie changed war video games forever
Mo Mozuch
Entertainment
40 years ago, Conan the Barbarian turned Arnold Schwarzenegger into a star
Gregory Wakeman
Gaming
Best time travel video games: 'Chrono Trigger' and 4 more that changed the genre forever
Jen Glennon
Innovation
Why one electric truck could tip America to renounce gas-powered cars for good
Claire Cameron
Entertainment
'Lightyear' might be the most realistic time-travel movie ever made — here’s why
Dais Johnston
Entertainment
10 years later, 'Legend of Korra' is still “polarizing” TV — and it’s never mattered more
Cian Maher