Lots of people are creeped out at the site of clown, whether it’s at the circus or creeping around in the woods at night. Movies like Stephen King’s “It” and the new season of “American Horror Story” featuring some terrifying clowns that take prey on the fears of the viewer.
In the 3rd millennium BCE, Mesopotamian kings recorded and interpreted their dreams on wax tablets. In the years since, we haven’t paused in our quest to understand why we dream. And while we still don’t have any definitive answers, we have some theories. Amy Adkins reveals the top seven reasons why we might dream.
Ryan Sandes shocked the running world when he won the 2017 Western States 100 – this is what it took to win one of the gnarliest races in the world.
We have over 600 muscles in our bodies that help bind us together, hold us up, and help us move. Your muscles also need your constant attention, because the way you treat them on a daily basis determines whether they will wither or grow. Jeffrey Siegel illustrates how a good mix of sleep, nutrition and exercise keep your muscles as big and strong as possible.
On July 26, 1943, Los Angeles was blanketed by a thick gas that stung people’s eyes and blocked out the Sun. Panicked residents believed their city had been attacked using chemical warfare. But the cloud wasn’t an act of war. It was smog. So what is this thick gray haze actually made of? And why does it affect some cities and not others? Kim Preshoff details the science behind smog.
We’ve known for a while that ancient humans got busy with Neanderthals, but how exactly did that Neanderthal DNA affect modern humans?