History

Culture
Pompeii's ruins reveal our morbid obsession with death
Anthony Vidler
Entertainment
You need to watch the best spy thriller of the century before it leaves HBO Max
Isaac Feldberg
Science
Fossils that "clearly foreshadow" modern humans are 30,000 years older than we thought
Tara Yarlagadda
Science
Ancient Peruvian politicians partied way harder than we thought, study reveals
Elana Spivack
Entertainment
You need to watch the most heart-pounding time-travel movie on HBO Max ASAP
Gabrielle Bondi
Gaming
Trading organs in space isn't even the weirdest thing about this new game
Hayes Madsen
Entertainment
You need to watch the most underrated monster movie before it leaves Netflix this week
Eric Francisco
Gaming
You need to play the riskiest Mario game of all time on Nintendo Switch ASAP
David Grossman
Innovation
Researchers still can't decode this enigmatic 253-year-old map
Cristy Gelling and Knowable Magazine
Science
Look: Ruins of an ancient star cluster reveal secrets of the early Milky Way
Jennifer Walter
Science
50 years ago, Richard Nixon made a radical decision that changed NASA forever
Jon Kelvey
Entertainment
My heart will go on: What happens after someone else makes your movie first?
Ralph Jones
Entertainment
'Cobra Kai' Season 5 release date, trailer, plot, cast for the Netflix karate show
Jake Kleinman
Science
Insect art: Why some artists opt for invertebrate inspiration
Greg Miller and Knowable Magazine
Entertainment
'Blood of Zeus' Season 2 Netflix release date, trailer, plot for the Greek anime epic
Eric Francisco and Mike Bloom
Entertainment
'Boba Fett' is finally fixing the worst thing Star Wars stole from Dune
Jake Kleinman
Science
Behold! 8 of the most ferocious dinosaurs unearthed in 2021
Jennifer Walter
Entertainment
'The Matrix Resurrections' is a full-frontal attack on 'The Matrix'
Adam Egypt Mortimer
Gaming
26 years later, the best RPG ever made still lives up to the hype
Tom Regan
Mind and Body
Can humans live forever? Why there may be “no limit” to longevity
Tom Siegfried and Knowable Magazine
Science
30 years ago, the fall of the USSR stranded a cosmonaut in space
Jon Kelvey
Culture
199 years later, historians still don’t know who wrote the most iconic Christmas poem
Melissa Chim
Entertainment
15 years ago, Alfonso Cuarón perfected the modern dystopian thriller
Alex Welch
Culture
4 facts that make candy canes the most fascinating Christmas treat
Veronica Ann Hislop and Dérick Rousseau
Science
Look: Viking artifacts reveal how they rose to power
Jennifer Walter
Science
Look: Ancient family tree reveals 2 surprising traits of Stone Age society
Jennifer Walter
Entertainment
Matthew Vaughn: Why X-Men is “in good hands” with Kevin Feige [Exclusive]
Jake Kleinman
Entertainment
'The Tragedy of Macbeth' reveals the biggest problem with 'Game of Thrones'
Andy Crump
Gaming
5 years ago, Michael Fassbender saved video game movies — by making the last bad one
Christopher Groux
Science
Study reveals 3 mental-health benefits of dogs in a crisis
Tara Yarlagadda
Entertainment
'Fellowship of the Ring': Recasting 21 Lord of the Rings characters in 2021
Gabrielle Bondi
Science
Linguists are using Star Trek to save endangered languages
Bob Holmes and Knowable Magazine
Science
Look: Ancient lyre from Kazakhstan could rewrite medieval history
Jennifer Walter
Innovation
How do you unwrap a mummy? New technique doesn't need human hands
Sarah Wells
Entertainment
'Spider-Man: No Way Home' star reveals the Marvel hero he wants to fight next
Jake Kleinman
Mind and Body
A third of fertility doctors still practice this unproven treatment — study
Katie MacBride
Science
How did life arise? New study offers fundamental evidence for a disputed theory
Tara Yarlagadda
Entertainment
'The King's Man' review: The most misguided prequel since Star Wars
Jake Kleinman
Science
Look: Ancient grave recasts gender roles in hunter-gatherer societies
Jennifer Walter
Entertainment
The oral history of 'Mars Attacks,' Tim Burton’s misunderstood sci-fi masterpiece
Ralph Jones
Science
How amateur radio fanatics launched the world's first private communications satellite
Jon Kelvey
Entertainment
20 years ago, Tom Cruise made the most incoherent sci-fi movie of the century
Laura Kelly
Gaming
10 years ago, 'Uncharted 3' stole its best idea from ancient Islamic myth
Saniya Ahmed
Entertainment
15 years ago, Mel Gibson made an apocalyptic thriller with racist undertones
Laura Kelly
Science
A bizarre technique reveals new insight into the evolution of ancient humans
Tara Yarlagadda
Science
Look: Ancient footprints likely belong to a human ancestor we have yet to find
Jennifer Walter
Science
Look: Ancient jewelry marks a milestone in early human culture
Jennifer Walter
Science
Look: Largest dinosaur skeleton ever found in Italy changes ancient history
Bryan Lawver
Science
Why men are so into space (and why that sucks for women)
Kate Willsky
Science
A cosmic ray discovery confirms a Viking legend
Nick Lucchesi